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Coco Before Chanel - © Haut et Court - Cine@ - Warnerbros. Ent. France et France 2

Coco Before Chanel

A Feature film by Anne Fontaine

Produced by Haut et Court, Ciné@

Release in France : 22/04/2009

    Synopsis

    A little girl in the middle of France is put in an orphanage with her sister. She waits in vain every Sunday for her father to come and get her. She becomes a café singer, with a weak voice, who puts up each night with an audience of drunken soldiers. Next she's a little seamstress destined to fix hems in the back of a provincial tailor's shop. From there she becomes a trainee courtesan, her body too thin, who finds refuge with her protector Etienne Balsan, among the other women plying her trade and all the revellers. She's a lover who knows that she'll be "no one's wife," not even Boy Capel's, the man who loves her as much as she loves him. She's a rebel whom the conventions of the time prevent from breathing, and who dresses in her lovers' shirts. This is the story of Coco Chanel, who embodied the modern woman before inventing her.

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    Coco Before Chanel

    Trailer (english subtitles)

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Haut et Court, Ciné@

    Foreign production company :

    Scope Pictures

    French distribution :

    Warner Bros. (France)

    Co-productions :

    Warner Bros. (France), France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Playtime (ex Films Distribution)

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    International releases (51)

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    Photos (7)

    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Philippe Carcassonne, Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal-Szlovak

    Author of original work :

    Edmonde Charles-Roux

    Screenwriters :

    Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine

    Sound recordists :

    Nicolas Cantin, Jean-Claude Laureux, Dominique Gaborieau

    Press Attaché (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci

    Continuity supervisor :

    Agathe Grau

    Music Composer :

    Alexandre Desplat

    Choreographer :

    Corinne Devaux

    Make-up Artist :

    Thi than tu nGuyen

    Assistant Director :

    Joseph Rapp

    Associate producer :

    Geneviève Lemal

    Director of Photography :

    Christophe Beaucarne

    Production Manager :

    Frédéric Blum

    Editor :

    Luc Barnier

    Production Designer :

    Olivier Radot

    Casting :

    Brigitte Moidon, Pascale Béraud

    Costume designer :

    Catherine Leterrier

    Location Manager :

    Vincent Lefeuvre

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Portrait, Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2009

    French release :

    22/04/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    121.049

    Visa issue date :

    10/04/2009

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (9)

    Director

    News (35)

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    Festival Selections (16)

    Les Déesses du Cinéma Français - 2014

    Les Déesses du Cinéma Français (China, 2014)

    Selection

    General selection

    Festival du Film Francophone d'Athènes  - 2010

    Festival du Film Francophone d'Athènes (Greece, 2010)

    Selection

    Sélection longs-métrages

    Academy Awards - 2010

    Academy Awards (United States, 2010)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Costume Design : Catherine Leterrier

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2010

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2010)

    Selection (6)

    Best Costume Design : Catherine Leterrier

    Best Production Design : Olivier Radot

    Best Cinematography : Christophe Beaucarne

    Best Screen Adaptation : Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine

    Best Supporting Actor : Benoît Poelvoorde

    Best Actress : Audrey Tautou

    BAFTA - 2010

    BAFTA (Great Britain, 2010)

    Selection (4)


    : Audrey Tautou

    COSTUME DESIGN : Catherine Leterrier

    MAKE UP & HAIR : Thi than tu nGuyen

    European Film Awards - 2009

    European Film Awards (Germany, 2009)

    Selection (2)

    Excellence Award : Catherine Leterrier

    Best Composer : Alexandre Desplat

    French Film Tour in Mexico - 2009

    French Film Tour in Mexico (Mexico, 2009)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    Haugesund International Film Festival - 2009

    Haugesund International Film Festival (Norway, 2009)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    Festival du Film français en Israël  - 2009

    Festival du Film français en Israël (Israel, 2009)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    Awards

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2010

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2010)

    Awards

    César Award for Best Costume Design : Catherine Leterrier

    Delegations

    Presskit

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