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Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

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Wash Westmoreland

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Richard Glatzer (screenplay by), Wash Westmoreland (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Keira Knightley ... Colette
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Georgie Raoul-Duval
Fiona Shaw ... Sido
Dominic West ... Willy
Aiysha Hart ... Polaire
Al Weaver ... Schwob
Denise Gough ... Missy
Robert Pugh ... Jules
Rebecca Root ... Rachilde
Ray Panthaki ... Veber
Shannon Tarbet ... Meg
Caroline Boulton ... Flossy
Arabella Weir ... Mme De Caillavet
Janine Harouni ... Jeanne De Caillavet
Dickie Beau ... Wague
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After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Written by Bleecker Street

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$161,179, 23 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,552,452, 11 October 2018
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According to Keira Knightley, it was illegal for women to wear men's clothing in that time period in France. See more »

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Colette, while naming trees to Willy, calls one a "Douglas fir". Douglas fir is native to North America and would not have been found in the countryside outside of Paris. See more »

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Outstanding
6 October 2018 | by spencerc2217See all my reviews

In every respect, from the riveting direction, to the script, to the production design and color, and above all to the flaming genius of Kiera Knightly. An absolute must see.


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