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Becoming Colette

A Feature film by Danny Huston

Release in France : 01/07/1992

    Synopsis

    In 1893, Gabrielle Colette discovers Paris. She has just married Henry Gauthier-Villars, known as RWillyS, a publisher, journalist, novelist ,and... life of the party. For the young twenty-year-old country girl, the capital offers the captivating spectacle of a city permanently on show. Colette meets the most renowned musicians, artists, and novelists of the century, discovers the highlights and depths of Paris, its night-life, Montmartre, the Bohemians, the pimps, whores, and aristocrats. Making up for her innocence and lack of experience with resistant unaffectedness and stamina, she greedily takes in everything that Paris has to offer. Willy, older and more sophisticated, turns out to be an accomplished lover, but Colette suffers from his mean, jealous, and tyrannical temperament. She discovers him to be a pleasure-seeker who loves women too much, an opportunist without any scruples, riddled with debts, who will stop at nothing to uphold his reputation as a worldly seducer, writer, and discoverer of talent. As the days go by and under the influence of her beautiful rival, Polaire Sorel, Colette casts off her modesty and shyness to reveal her true personality and sexuality. And Gabrielle becomes Colette...

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Les Films Ariane

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

    Foreign production company :

    Bibo tv studiobetriebs

    French distribution :

    Ariane Distribution

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    Full credits (8)

    Screenwriter :

    Ruth Graham

    Sound Recordist :

    Axel Arft

    Editors :

    Peter Taylor, Roberto Silvi

    Music Composer :

    John Scott

    Director of Photography :

    Wolfgang Treu

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Denise Breton

    Production Designers :

    Jan Schlubach, Serge Douy

    Costume designer :

    Barbara Baum

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, Great Britain

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Germany, Great Britain)

    Production year :

    1992

    French release :

    01/07/1992

    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    74717

    Visa issue date :

    01/06/1992

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85