Coco Before Chanel


"Coco Before Chanel" is the story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, who began her life as headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. The film portrays the formative years of Chanel's life, the years of Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Audrey Tautou Relives ‘Coco Before Chanel’

Where many film biographies focus on the events that made someone famous or important, Coco Before Chanel focuses on the events that happened early in Chanel's life that led her to eventually become the household name we know her as today. The film begins with Chanel as a small child in an orphanage in France and follows her as a young cabaret performer and humble seamstress. It is as a performer where Chanel first meets Etienne Balsan, a wealthy horserace owner who takes her into his home. They begin a friendship that help shapes her life as she finds true love and tragedy with another man and discovers her destiny as the legendary couturier who changed women's fashion forever. Also starring Alessandro Nivola, Benoit Poelvoorde, Emmanuelle Devos and Marie Gillain and directed by Anne Fontaine. Coco Before Chanel opens in limited release on September 25th.

Coco Before Chanel was released September 25th, 2009.

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