Coco Before Chanel Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

Summary: Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated.
Runtime: 105 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking.
Production: Canal+
Genres: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Languages: English, French
Home Release Date: Feb 16, 2010
Director Credit
Anne Fontaine Director
Writer Credit
Anne Fontaine Writer
Camille Fontaine Writer
Edmonde Charles-Roux Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Alessandro Nivola Arthur 'Boy' Capel
Audrey Tautou Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel
Benoît Poelvoorde Étienne Balsan
Cast Credit
Bruno Abraham-Kremer Tailleur Deauville
Emmanuelle Devos Emilienne D'Alençon
Etienne Bartholomeus Maître D'hôtel Balsan
Fabien Béhar Patron Boutique
Jean-Yves Chatelais Directeur Beuglant
Lisa Cohen Gabrielle Chanel, 10 Ans
Marie Gillain Adrienne Chanel
Pierre Diot Acteur Théâtre
Régis Royer Alec, Le Jockey
Roch Leibovici Jean, Le Palefrenier
Vincent Nemeth Gros Homme Théâtre
Yan Duffas Maurice De Nexon
Producer Credit
Carole Scotta Producer
Caroline Benjo Producer
Philippe Carcassonne Producer
Simon Arnal Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: