Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
When the French version of Les Cousines was re-edited for American release, the story was substantially changed. Originally telling the story of two undiscriminating nymphomaniac cousins, the French film came to an ironic but peaceful conclusion; the focus now falls on the sexually abused younger sister of one of these girls, who suffers from traumatic paralysis. In one scene, the cousins put her into the bed of a man who has passed out drunk, for the fun of watching his reactions to her presence when he awakens. The story of her response to this treatment and the ensuing violence completes the film's transformation.
child-abuse, con/scam, cousin, nymphomaniac, paralysis