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Orphaned at a young age, Coco Chanel was raised in a convent school, where she learned to embroider and sew. Bored and dissatisfied with the living she could earn as a seamstress, she began singing in backstreet cafés and bars, where she attracted the attention of Étienne Balsan, a rich gentleman who immediately became intrigued by the stubborn, striking young ingénue. Swept up in her rich lover’s world, Coco soon drew the eyes of society towards her with her unique, elegant style in a time of flamboyance and excess. Just as controversial was the passionate love affair in which she became embroiled, which shattered the conventions of her society – a love so dangerous and forbidden it threatened to destroy her.
Also featuring Benoît Poelvoorde (Man Bites Dog) and Alessandro Nivola (Mansfield Park, The Eye), Coco Before Chanel stars Audrey Tautou (Amelie, The Da Vinci Code) as Coco, the woman who dared to be different and became an icon!
EXTRAS • COCO BEFORE CHANEL: LA RENCONTRE (“THE MEETING”) Includes interviews with director Anne Fontaine and star Audrey Tautou. • THE MAKING OF COCO BEFORE CHANEL • COMMENTARY by Director & Writer : Anne Fontaine
Enjoyable melodrama about a fascinating figure who either made feminism possible by dispensing with the common use of the corset in haute couture or was simply following the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Frank TALKER
A very sweet and elegant portrait of a woman and her extraordinary story. Extraordinary in its simplicity. Emotional, but never cheesy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ginestra Ferraro
Nice period feel but our Coco has little to do in the film apart from looking bored and disdainful.The real star of the film is Benoit Poelvoorde (Rien a Declarer) who outshines... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bob Monroe