Coco Before Chanel

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Audrey Tautou (The Da Vinci Code, Amélie) shines in this intriguing portrait of the early life of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, the orphan who would build a fashion empire and be known universally by her nickname, Coco. She journeys from a mundane seamstress... read more
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Audrey Tautou (The Da Vinci Code, Amélie) shines in this intriguing portrait of the early life of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, the orphan who would build a fashion empire and be known universally by her nickname, Coco. She journeys from a mundane seamstress job to boisterous cabarets to the opulent French countryside, possessing little more than her unwavering determination, unique style and visionary talent. Also starring Benoît Poelvoorde (In His Hands) and Alessandro Nivola (Junebug). Featuring lush settings and stunning costume design, Coco Before Chanel is the gripping and dramatic story of an icon who defied convention and defined the modern woman.

Original Release

04/22/2009

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Cast

Audrey Tautou Gabrielle Chanel
Benoit Poelvoorde Étienne Balsan
Alessandro Nivola Boy Capel
Marie Gillain Adrienne Chanel
Emmanuelle Devos Emilienne d'Alençon
Régis Royer Alec, le jockey
Yan Duffas Maurice de Nexon
Fabien Béhar Patron boutique (as Fabien Behar)
Roch Leibovici Jean, le palefrenier
Jean-Yves Chatelais Directeur beuglant
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Directors

Anne Fontaine

Writers

Camille Fontaine, Anne Fontaine, Edmonde Charles-Roux

Cast

Audrey Tautou Gabrielle Chanel
Benoit Poelvoorde Étienne Balsan
Alessandro Nivola Boy Capel
Marie Gillain Adrienne Chanel
Emmanuelle Devos Emilienne d'Alençon
Régis Royer Alec, le jockey
Yan Duffas Maurice de Nexon
Fabien Béhar Patron boutique (as Fabien Behar)
Roch Leibovici Jean, le palefrenier
Jean-Yves Chatelais Directeur beuglant
Pierre Diot Acteur théâtre
Vincent Nemeth Gros homme théâtre
Bruno Abraham-Kremer Tailleur Deauville
Inès Bessalem Adrienne Chanel, 10 ans
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc Raymond
Marie Parouty Sophie, amie d'Emilienne
Fanny Deblock Prostituée Balsan
Claude Brécourt Directeur Alcazar
Franck Monsigny Invité Balsan 2
Patrick Laviosa Pianiste beuglant & Balsan

Producers

Editors

Luc Barnier

2010 Oscar Best Achievement in Costume Design Nominated
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