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The film tells the story of the early life and rise to fame and fortune of French fashion designer Coco Chanel, beginning with her upbringing in an orphanage and training as a milliner, but concentrating on her relationship with Etienne de Balsan and her tempestuous love affair with his friend Boy Capel, and the role the two men played in setting her up as an independent business woman.

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Fashion made her famous - only one man made her cry.


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Proportionately, this film spent more on its costumes than any other. From a production budget of $7 million, over $1 million of that went on costumes. See more »

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Etienne de Balsan: You work too hard.
Boy Capel: You work too never. Look, I won't be a moment. Saddle up some horses and we'll go for a ride.
Etienne de Balsan: Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
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Dalton and Hauer take turns with Pisier
26 May 1999 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

This is Hauer's first 100% English language film, following "Wilby" and "Soldier of Orange", so viewers are spared the generally atrocious dubbing. And what screen time Hauer has, mostly during the first half is amiable. Unfortunately, once Hauer's character walks the doldrums set in pretty quick. Although easily mistaken as a romance, it is a tale about loneliness. Chanel just made the wrong decision when it came to Dalton and Hauer.


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