Honore de Balzac's novel dramatised in three parts by James Friel.
With Alison Steadman and Leslie Phillips.
Directed by Marilyn Imrie.Paris, 1838.
The faithless Baron Hulot is in financial difficulties.
His daughter needs a dowry and a husband, and his saintly wife has nothing more he can pawn.
Cousin Bette proposes a solution to the family's dilemma and a bizarre revenge for her own betrayal.