Cousin Bette (1998)
Darkly comic translation of Balzac's novel showcases Jessica Lange as the 19th-century French spinster who exacts revenge against her insensitive relatives by using three outsiders in a cunning human chess game. Elisabeth Shue, Bob Hoskins, Hugh Laurie and Geraldine Chaplin also star in this witty period story, which marks the film debut of theatrical director Des McAnuff ("Tommy"). 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer.
- Barry Alexander Brown, Des McAnuff
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Jessica Lange, Elisabeth Shue, Geraldine Chaplin, Bob Hoskins, John Benfield, Hugh Laurie, Paul Bandey, Laura Fraser, Toby Stephens, Kelly Macdonald, Janie Hargreaves, John Sessions, Aden Young, John Quentin, Jefferson Mays, Timothy Barlow, Heathcote Williams, Philip Jackson, Toby Jones, Simon McBurney, Geoffrey Carey, Dermot Keaney