September 25, 2009 (NY, LA)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Anne Fontaine
Screenwriter: Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and smoking)
Official Website: SonyClassics.com/CocoBeforeChanel
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DVD: DVD | Blu-ray Disc
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Plot Summary: A little girl who is sent with her sister to an orphanage in the heart of France, who waits in vain every Sunday for her father to come for her...
A cabaret performer with a weak voice who sings to an audience of drunken soldiers...
A humble seamstress, who stitches hems at the back of a provincial tailor's shop...
A young, skinny courtesan, to whom protector Etienne Balsan offers a safe haven, amongst the idle and decadent...
A woman in love who knows she will never be anyone's wife, refusing marriage even to Boy Capel, the man who returned her love...
A rebel who finds the conventions of her time oppressive, and instead dresses in her lovers' clothes...
This is the story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, who begins her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey becomes the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style.
Read more about Coco Before Chanel here.