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The Cousin (Le cousin)

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The Cousin (Le cousin)
Le cousin 1997 Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Alain Corneau
Release Date 1997
Language French
Studio Canal+ Productions
Compagnie Cinematographique Prima
Divali Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nounours Patrick Timsit
Gérard Delvaux Alain Chabat
Francis Samuel Le Bihan
Fanny Caroline Proust
Jeannot Mehdi El Glaoui
Michel Christophe Peyroux
Judge Anne Lambert Marie Trintignant
Claudine Delvaux Agnès Jaoui

The Cousin (Le cousin) is a 1997 French crime drama directed by Alain Corneau. Drug dealer, nicknamed Nounours ("Teddy Bear") (Patrick Timsit), is the police informer ("The Cousin" is a slang term for such informers) who works for a share of drugs, seized thanks to his help. His contact, inspector Gérard Delvaux (Alain Chabat), is under heavy pressure of Judge Anne Lambert (Marie Trintignant) who is in crusade against this illegal practices.

The following weapons were used in the film The Cousin (Le cousin):


Manurhin F1

Manurhin F1 is the personal handgun of Inspector Gérard Delvaux (Alain Chabat).

Manurhin F1 - .357 Magnum
Gérard aims his revolver during the arrest of the robbers.
Gérard's revolver in the car.
Gérard holds the revolver during the raid on drug den.
Gérard arrests N'Bongo's bodyguard.

Manurhin MR-73

Most other police inspectors, including Francis (Samuel Le Bihan), Jeannot (Mehdi El Glaoui), and Michel (Christophe Peyroux), carry Manurhin MR-73 revolvers with 3" barrels and duty sights.

Manurhin MR-73 Defense with 3" barrel and duty sights - .357 Magnum
Inspector Philippe Maurin (Jean-Michel Noirey) commits suicide with his service MR-73 in the opening scene.
Francis aims his revolver during the arrest of the robbers.
Jeannot holds his revolver in the same scene.
Francis holds the revolver during the raid on drug den.

Ruger GP100

Police Inspector Fanny (Caroline Proust) carries a revolver. Ruger GP100 appears to be the best guess.

Ruger GP100, the Stainless Version - .357 Magnum.
Fanny aims her revolver during the arrest of the robbers.

Smith & Wesson Model 686

One of the bodyguards of drug boss N'Bongo carries a revolver that appears to be the Smith & Wesson Model 686 with 3" compensated barrel.

Smith & Wesson Model 686P (7 shot cylinder) with 3" Barrel - .357 Magnum
The bodyguard carries the revolver tucked at his belt.
A closeup of the revolver. Note what appears to be compensated barrel.


Taurus PT92

Nounours (Patrick Timsit) owns the Taurus PT92 pistol.

Taurus PT92AF - 9x19mm
Nounours draws the pistol.
The grip is seen.
Nounours threatens the criminal who insults him.
The pistol on the bed.


In one scene Nounours (Patrick Timsit) sells the M1911A1 to a robber. During the conflict with N'Bongo Nounours grabs the 1911 from one of the bodyguards.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
The robber inspects the pistol that Nounours offers to him.
Nounours holds the 1911.
Nounours holds the pistol, snatches from N'Bongo's bodyguard.
Another view of the scene.

Browning Hi-Power

During the heist the pistol of the first robber switches from 1911 to Browning Hi-Power in a continuity error.

Browning Hi-Power with Target sights - 9x19mm
The robber draws his Hi-Power. The pistol has target sights.
The robber threatens the cashier.


Mossberg 500

During the heist the second robber is armed with the Mossberg 500 shotgun.

Mossberg 500 shotgun with cutdown barrel - 12 gauge
Le cousin-Mossberg500-1.jpg

Remingon 870

In continuity error, Mossberg 500 turns into Remington 870 afterwards.

Remington 870 with sawed off barrel and stock - 12 gauge
The second robber holds shotgun during the heist.

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