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Coco Before Chanel ()

Coco avant Chanel (original title)
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The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 19 nominations.
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Gabrielle Chanel
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Étienne Balsan
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Boy Capel
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Adrienne Chanel
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Emilienne d'Alençon
Régis Royer ...
Alec, le jockey
Etienne Bartholomeus ...
Maître d'hôtel Balsan (as Étienne Bartholomeus)
Yan Duffas ...
Maurice de Nexon
Fabien Béhar ...
Patron boutique (as Fabien Behar)
Roch Leibovici ...
Jean, le palefrenier
Jean-Yves Chatelais ...
Directeur beuglant
Pierre Diot ...
Acteur théâtre
Vincent Nemeth ...
Gros homme théâtre
Bruno Abraham-Kremer ...
Tailleur Deauville
Lisa Cohen ...
Gabrielle Chanel, 10 ans
Inès Bessalem ...
Adrienne Chanel, 10 ans
Marie-Bénédicte Roy ...
Cliente boutique
Emilie Gavois-Kahn ...
Couturière remplaçante (as Émilie Gavois-Kahn)
Fanny Deblock ...
Prostituée Balsan
Claude Brécourt ...
Directeur Alcazar
Karina Marimon ...
Fille pique-nique
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Invité Balsan 1
Franck Monsigny ...
Invité Balsan 2
Marie Parouty ...
Sophie, amie d'Emilienne
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc ...
Raymond
Marie-Josée Hubert ...
Cuisinière
Patrick Laviosa ...
Pianiste beuglant & Balsan
Kim Schwarck ...
Fille loge Coco
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frantz Herman ...
Invité Balsan 3 (uncredited)
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Promeneuse deauville (uncredited)

Directed by

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Anne Fontaine

Written by

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Edmonde Charles-Roux ... (book)
 
Anne Fontaine ... (writer)
 
Camille Fontaine ... (writer)

Produced by

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Simon Arnal ... producer
Caroline Benjo ... producer
Philippe Carcassonne ... producer
Fabrice Delville ... financier
Genevieve Lemal ... associate producer
Alexandre Lippens ... associate producer
Carole Scotta ... producer
Alain-Gilles Viellevoye ... financier

Music by

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Christophe Beaucarne

Film Editing by

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Luc Barnier

Editorial Department

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Sanabel Cherqaoui ... assistant editor
Charlotte Lamy Le Loet ... color timer
Natacha Louis ... colorist
Samantha MacAdam ... promo editor
Maud Morot ... assistant editor
Fabien Napoli ... colorist: dailies
Nelly Ollivault ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Pascale Béraud
Antonia Dauphin

Production Design by

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Olivier Radot

Set Decoration by

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Nathalie Roubaud

Costume Design by

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Catherine Leterrier

Makeup Department

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Avril Carpentier ... additional makeup artist
Marie-christine Carpentier ... additional makeup artist
Sidonie Constantien ... hair stylist (as Sidonie Constantin)
Christophe Giraud ... makeup artist
Mathilde Humeau ... additional makeup artist
Catherine Jabes ... key hair stylist: second unit
Corinne Maillard ... key makeup artist
Jane Milon ... key hair stylist
Anne Moralis ... wig maker
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen ... makeup designer
Lydia Pujols ... makeup artist
Melanie Queyrel Carreno ... additional makeup artist
Aurélie Rameau ... makeup artist
Fabie Roger-Clech ... makeup artist (as Fabie Roger)
Miguel Santos ... hair stylist
Jérôme Ventura ... additional hair stylist

Production Management

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Frédéric Blum ... production manager
Camille Brugere ... assistant production manager
Youcef Djedra ... régisseur adjoint
Hélène Fabre ... assistant production manager
Vincent Lefeuvre ... unit production manager
Arnaud Marcon ... unit manager trainee
Julien Rambaud ... assistant unit manager
Serge Szwarcbart ... location manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gabrielle Hanne ... third assistant director
Joseph Rapp ... first assistant director
Dylan Talleux ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Charlotte Bayle ... titles designer
Jérôme Billa ... props
Thierry Chavenon ... second assistant art director
Aurelie Combe ... assistant set dresser
Nicolas Decaux ... carpenter
Anne-Sophie Delaunay ... assistant art director trainee
Adrien Giraux ... assistant art director
Gaël Langlais ... swing gang
Baptiste Magis ... second assistant art director
Lionel Mathis ... assistant art director
Christophe Offret ... property master
Christophe Pommie ... upholsterer
Katell Rolland ... builder
Julie Wassef ... trainee constructor

Sound Department

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Nicolas Cantin ... sound
Pascal Chauvin ... foley artist
Vincent Cosson ... re-recording mixer
Franck Desmoulins ... sound editor
Dominique Gaborieau ... re-recording mixer
Anne Gibourg ... sound editor
Johann Gretke ... second sound assistant
Claire-Anne Largeron ... sound editor
Jean-Claude Laureux ... supervising sound editor
Sylvain Malbrant ... sound editor
Brian Seagrave ... audio conform
Franck Tassel ... foley artist
Matthieu Tibi ... sound mix technician

Special Effects by

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Jean-Christophe Bourgeois ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Jerome Auliac ... digital compositor
Alain Bignet ... digital compositor
Régis Coque ... digital effects artist
Sophie Denize ... visual effects producer
Pascal Giroux ... visual effects supervisor
Nelly Gonzalez ... digital compositor
Aurélien Grand ... retouch and restoration
Yann Leroux ... digital compositor
Martin Lisen ... digital compositor
Elodie Ly Tri ... retouch and restoration
Fredrik Monteil ... digital compositor
Guillaume Pondard ... visual effects
Etienne Salançon ... digital compositor
Niranjan Siva ... digital compositor
Guillaume Thimus ... matchmove and compositing
Georges Tornero ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Frédéric Laforet ... stunt double: horse rider
Mario Luraschi ... horses stunts supervisor
Pascal Madura ... horses stunts supervisor
Christophe Marsaud ... stunts
Virginie Poirier ... stunt double: horse rider

Camera and Electrical Department

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Victor Abadia ... best boy electric rigger
Stéphane Afchain ... rigging key grip
Eric Bialas ... Steadicam operator: second unit
Emmanuel de Fleury ... assistant camera
Marie Decourt ... first assistant camera
Antonin Drigeard ... electrician
Jean-François Drigeard ... rigger gaffer
Hugues Espinasse ... focus puller
Franck Fiquet ... electrician
Vanessa Guez ... second assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Lacroix ... gaffer
Morgan Lesne ... grip
Luc Pallet ... first assistant camera
Laura Pieters ... camera trainee
Gwendal Quistrebert ... electrician
Xavier Servais ... best boy key grip
Benjamin Speyer ... crane technician
Stéphane Thiry ... key grip
Chantal Thomine-Desmazures ... still photographer
Frédéric Thurot ... electrician
Jean-Pierre Voisin ... electrician
Laurent Wémama ... rigging grip

Casting Department

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Antonia Dauphin ... casting: USA
Kathleen Katz ... casting: USA (as Kathleen Backel)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Guillaume Attwood ... additional dresser
Amelie Caillart-Milhau ... wardrobe
Elsa Capus ... wardrobe
Carole Chollet ... wardrobe assistant
Céline Collobert ... wardrobe mistress
Dine Haouari ... wardrobe
Camille Janbon ... assistant costume designer
Stephen Jones ... milliner
Chloé Lesueur ... set costumer
Eudald Magri ... wardrobe
Karen Muller Serreau ... assistant costume designer
Laurence Nicolas ... set costumer
Sylvie Néant ... wardrobe
Daniella Telle ... costumer
Frédéric Tournant ... costumes coordinator

Location Management

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Christophe Bernard ... location scout
Fabien Pondevaux ... location scout

Music Department

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David Arch ... musician: piano
John Barrett ... assistant score mixing engineer / assistant scoring engineer
Jean-Pascal Beintus ... orchestrator
Peter Cobbin ... score recorded and mixed by
Alexandre Desplat ... conductor
Xavier Forcioli ... soundtrack production coordinator
Andy Kitchen ... assistant music recordist
Dominique Lemonnier ... score producer
London Symphony Orchestra ... orchestra (as The London Symphony Orchestra)
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass
Kirsty Whalley ... score editing
Bruce White ... musician: viola

Other crew

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Franck Belaiche ... production assistant
Corinne Devaux ... choreographer
Youcef Djedra ... régisseur adjoint
Agathe Grau ... script supervisor
Laurent Perrot ... production assistant
Antoine Richy ... production assistant
Lilas Saadat ... production assistant
Christophe Toulemonde ... cfo: Scope Pictures
Sandrine Vitali ... production administrator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entrée into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines Before she was France's famous mademoiselle... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled Coco Chanel Project (France)
  • Coco Before Chanel (United States)
  • Coco Before Chanel (United Kingdom)
  • Coco Chanel: Der Beginn einer Leidenschaft (Germany)
  • Coco Chanel - Der Beginn einer Leidenschaft (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR19,430,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Coco Chanel lived at the Hotel Ritz, in Paris, from 1934 to 1971. The Coco Chanel Suite was named after her in her memory. See more »
Goofs When Boy allows Coco Chanel to drive the car, and the car stops, she steps out wearing a white scarf that she wasn't wearing when she got into the car. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #24.4 (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Little Black Baby See more »
Quotes Étienne Balsan: A woman who cuts her hair, is about to change her life.
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