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Coco before Chanel

Coco before Chanel

Coco before Chanel

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

year: 2009

colour: yes


director: Anne Fontaine

runtime: 110

Audrey Tautou (The Da Vinci Code, Amelie) plays the legendary "Coco" Chanel in an enthralling exploration of her early life before she rose to worldwide fame as the most celebrated fashion designer of the 20th Century. We meet the young Gabrielle Chanel, illegitimate daughter of a traveling salesman who learns to sew in a Catholic orphanage before following her singing ambitions lead her to a cabaret club. It is here where Chanel earns the nickname ‘Coco’ and also where she catches the eye of several high society gentlemen who would ignite her passion and become instrumental in the development of her remarkable career.


29/07/2009 - bogdan.minea said :

I've seen the film 2 weeks ago in Bucharest. Absolutely fantastic. Tautou is a phoenix bird.


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