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Becoming Colette (1991)

At the turn of the century, Henri Gauthier-Villars, a notorious bachelor, marries the young country girl Gabrielle Colette and introduces her to debauched Parisian life. Gabrielle keeps a ... See full summary »

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Henri Gauthier-Villars
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Chapo
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Albert
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Jockel Tschiersch
Franck Demules
Vincent Nadal
Maya Thebeault
Cécile Bois
Eva Probst
Patrick Fontana
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At the turn of the century, Henri Gauthier-Villars, a notorious bachelor, marries the young country girl Gabrielle Colette and introduces her to debauched Parisian life. Gabrielle keeps a diary of all her experiences, which Villars, the spendthrift heir to a publishing house, prints as the Claudine series under his pen-name of "Willy". Villars sets up a threesome with Gabrielle and Polaire, one of his mistresses, but the women become lovers and allies. Gabrielle finally becomes fed up with the duplicity of Villars, and publishes her books under her own name "Colette". Written by Will Gilbert

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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6 November 1992 (USA)  »

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$218,316 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Final film of John Van Dreelen. See more »

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There Was A Time
Words and Music by Jackie DeShannon
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10 February 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I remember clearly to be at University when this movie was aired on TV. Indeed, as i was a student, i got a lot of time at home to do research and learn lessons so i gave me breaks by watching bits of movies. Thus it was pure luck that I caught the lesbian scene and it's good thing because it's one of the finest I have ever watched on a mainstream movie ! May was really sexy being shy and candid whereas Virginia Madsen is hot as the leading partner: the soft almost playful way she pushes May into her arms is really sensual, erotic ! Next, i wanted to tape the movie and as the channel Canal + offered each movie 6 times on the grid, it was in addition funny to find the right moment, IE the one that won't be asked by my family !!


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