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26th April 2012

Coco avant Chanel
(Coco before Chanel)

Director: Anne Fontaine

France, Belgium, 2009

Run Time: 105 minutes, Certificate: NULL,
Genre: Biography, Drama , Language: French, English


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 increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Number of reactions 41 Average score 7.27

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