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Coco Chanel (2008)

The life story of legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel.

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Young Coco Chanel
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Madame de Rochefort
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Bette
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Francine
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Sister therese
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Gabrielle Dorziat
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Madre Superiora
Valéria Cavalli ...
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Lady Diana
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Alexandra of Russia
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Lord Fry
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Emilienne d'Alencon
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Paul Poiret
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Madame Desboutins
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The life story of legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel.

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She conquered with style.

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Rated PG for sensuality, some thematic material, and historical smoking throughout | See all certifications »
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13 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Коко Шанель  »

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In Deauville, the newspaper headline announcing the outbreak of the war incorrectly states, "Archduke Francis Joseph" had been assassinated in Sarajevo. Francis (Franz) Joseph was the reigning Austrian emperor and was not most certainly not assassinated. His nephew and heir to the empire, Francis (Franz) Ferdinand was assassinated. See more »

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Coco Like Cocoa Warms Your Heart ***1/2
15 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

A wonderful television film-just like the great television films they made in the 1970s.

The film is great due to the presence of the wonderful Shirley MacLaine. The latter portrays Chanel in her later years. There is a wonderful constant use of flashbacks here that convey the image of Chanel as a woman who conquered the world of fashion but whose personal life was quite a heartbreak.

My main criticism of the film was what happened to Chanel during World War 11? We see how her life evolved during the 1st World War.

In a way, MacLaine reminded me of her performance as the imperious music teacher, Madame Sousatzka, some years back. She still has that commanding domineering performance in her characters.

This is an excellent study of social class as Chanel lost two lovers due to the opposition of the mother of the first and the father of the second.

Chanel was definitely an eccentric as the film well depicts. She certainly went a long way to change the styles of what women wore during the years.


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