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Coco Before Chanel
- Audrey Tautou

Overview - Romance reigns in this biographical drama that has AMELIE’s Audrey Tautou starring as French icon Coco Chanel. But which is the love supreme for Coco: men or fashion? Anne Fontaine directs a cast that also includes Benoit Poelvoorde and Alessandro Nivola.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Romance reigns in this biographical drama that has AMELIE’s Audrey Tautou starring as French icon Coco Chanel. But which is the love supreme for Coco: men or fashion? Anne Fontaine directs a cast that also includes Benoit Poelvoorde and Alessandro Nivola.

Cast List

Audrey Tautou - French actress, VENUS BEAUTY INSTITUTE
Benoit Poelvoorde - Actor/Filmmaker
Alessandro Nivola
Marie Gillain - ACTRESS\"MARIE"
Emmanuelle Devos - Actress
Anne Fontaine - Director
Camille Fontaine
Christophe Beaucarne - Director of photography, THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST
Alexandre Desplat - Composer
Carole Scotta - Co-Producer
Caroline Benjo - HUMAN RESOURCES
Philippe Carcassonne
Simon Arnal
Christopher Hampton - Screenwriter/Playwright
Chris Hampton - Screenwriter/Playwright
Jacques Fieschi - Screenwriter, UN COEUR EN HIVER (1992)
Regis Royer
Etienne Bartholomeus
Yan Duffas
Fabien Behar
Roch Leibovici

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396331631
  • Genre: Foreign Video - French
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Live-Action
Romance
Love Story
Period Piece
Historical
France
Romances
Women
Biographical

 
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Reviews:
"Spectacle, a love triangle, heritage settings, bravura acting, witty dialogue, a bittersweet finale: There's something for everyone in Anne Fontaine's COCO BEFORE CHANEL..." - 04/21/2009 Hollywood Reporter


"[A] convincing portrait of the designer's journey....The film reveals, via meticulous period imagery, how the couturier forged a style that would change the way women dressed in the 20th century." - 04/22/2009 Variety


4 stars out of 5 -- "The sense of period has been impeccably captured in Olivier Radot's production design....[Tautou] gives a nuanced and highly watchable performance.... - 05/26/2009 Box Office


3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]riter/director Anne Fontaine shows a sure hand when it comes to emotional button-pushing.... - 07/23/2009 Total Film


"[A] superior filmed biography that brings intelligence, restraint and style to what could have been a more standard treatment." - 09/25/2009 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film, while scaled-down, is quite beautifully woven, like a classic Chanel tweed." - 09/25/2009 USA Today


"With a mixture of brutal candor and tender sympathy, it charts the rise of an ambitious, difficult woman, taking note of the obstacles and opportunities offered by her time, place and circumstances." - 09/25/2009 New York Times


“Coco is played by Audrey Tautou, and she’s phenomenal -- self-contained, tightly focused, sparing with her smiles...yet giving off a grave radiance at every moment she’s in front of the camera.” - 09/25/2009 Wall Street Journal


"COCO BEFORE CHANEL is dreamiest when director Anne Fontaine -- working through muse Audrey Tautou -- views the world through young Coco's eyes, literally." -- Grade: B - 10/02/2009 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "She worked hard, dealt with people realistically, drove hard bargains and saw fashion as a job, not a career or a vocation....By underlining that, the movie becomes more absorbing." - 10/07/2009 Chicago Sun-Times


"This refreshing alternative to the usual potted biopic provides an absorbing look at a singular, steely determination as it was forged and annealed, long before it made itself known to the world." - 10/09/2009 Washington Post


Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "Less of a biopic, more of a drama....She isn't a brazen temptress but a capitalist..." - 12/27/2009 Chicago Sun-Times

 
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