Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Director
Anne Fontaine

Main cast
Audrey Tautou; Benoît Poelvoorde; Alessandro Nivola; Marie Gillain; Emmanuelle Devos

Genres
Drama, History

Description
2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing.


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