Release date:September 25, 2009
Studio:Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for sexual content and smoking)
Screenwriters:Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine
Starring:Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos
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.