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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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Colette
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Sido
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Willy
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Jules
Sloan Thompson ...
Matilde
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Mme. de Caillavet
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Count Muffat
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Veber
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Schwob
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Lotte Kinceler
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Wague
Kylie Watt ...
Opera Singer
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Jeanne de Caillavet
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Gaston de Caillavet
Joe Geary ...
Bailiff
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Rachilde
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Ollendorff
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Georgie Raoul-Duval
Polina Litvak ...
Lily
István Gyurity ...
Waiter
Karen Gagnon ...
Aspiring Actress
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Second Actress (as Alexandra Szücs)
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Polaire
Katinka Egres ...
Hungarian Countess
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Missy
Mark Griffith ...
Photographer
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Paul Héon
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Meg
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Young Claudine
Nathanaël Bez ...
Sweetheart
David Shorter ...
Passer-By (as David Delgado Shorter)
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Theatre Manager
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Heckler (as Attila Árpa)
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Second Heckler
Peter Schueller ...
Reporter
Nick Scudamore ...
Priest
Anita Gera ...
Secret Lover
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Flossy
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Toby Chien
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Izzy Bayley-King ...
Polka Dancer (uncredited)
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Posh Heckler (uncredited)
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Hero Polka Dancer (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Baptiste (uncredited)
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Gentleman (uncredited)
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Funeral Guest / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Joe McKay ...
French House Worker (uncredited)
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Waiting Staff (uncredited)

Directed by

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Wash Westmoreland

Written by

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Richard Glatzer ... (screenplay by) &
Wash Westmoreland ... (screenplay by) &
Rebecca Lenkiewicz ... (screenplay by) (as Rebecca D. Lenkiewicz)
 
Richard Glatzer ... (story by)

Produced by

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Dominic Buchanan ... co-producer: Bold Films
Mary Burke ... executive producer
Elizabeth Karlsen ... producer (produced by)
Ildiko Kemeny ... co-producer (as Ildikó Kemény)
Pamela Koffler ... producer (produced by)
Bruno Levy ... producer: Move Movie, France
Caroline Levy ... co-producer
Michel Litvak ... producer (produced by)
Norman Merry ... executive producer
Svetlana Metkina ... executive producer
David Minkowski ... co-producer
Christine Vachon ... producer (produced by)
Gary Michael Walters ... producer (produced by)
Stephen Woolley ... producer (produced by)
Lisa Zambri ... co-producer: Bold Films

Music by

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Thomas Adès

Cinematography by

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Giles Nuttgens ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Lucia Zucchetti

Editorial Department

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James Clarke ... Head Of DI
Katie Croft ... digital intermediate assistant
Alexander Crone ... technical operator
Fiona DeSouza ... associate editor
Michael Hopkins ... digital intermediate assistant
Lisa Jordan ... facility director: LipSync Post
Flore Joubert ... trainee assistant editor
Jordan Malonga ... technical operator
Lizzie Newsham ... digital intermediate coordinator
Cesar Guto Piletti ... digital intermediate assistant
Tom Russell ... colourist
Levente Salma ... colorist: dailies
Carl Thompson ... digital lab operator
Robert Wareing ... technical operator
Clarissa Jean-Jacques ... technical operator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Susie Figgis

Production Design by

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Michael Carlin

Art Direction by

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Renátó Cseh
Hedvig Kiraly
Katrina Mackay
Steph Odu ... (additional photography)
Katja Soltes ... supervising art director
Stephanie Odu ... art director: additional photography (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Lisa Chugg
Nóra Talmaier

Costume Design by

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Andrea Flesch

Makeup Department

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Ildikó Aradi ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Rita Balla ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Erzsébet Balogh ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Andrea Bankó ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Gyöngyvér Bariczky ... crowd hair stylist (as Gyöngyvér Bariczki) / crowd makeup artist (as Gyöngyvér Bariczki)
Barbara Berki ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Aude Fidon ... crowd hair supervisor: France
Clémence Gaag ... hair stylist: France / makeup artist: France
Sylvie Greco ... crowd makeup supervisor: France
Katalin Gröger ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Judit Halász ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Gemma Hoff ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Szilvia Homolya ... makeup supervisor: crowd
Judit Hornyák ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Dóra Horváth Kertai ... crowd hair stylist (as Dóra Horváth-Kertai) / crowd makeup artist (as Dóra Horváth-Kertai)
Jánosné Kajtár ... hair supervisor: crowd (as Jánosné 'Bogyó' Kajtár)
Natasha Klipp ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Éva Kolontáry ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Ágnes Kõbér ... crowd hair stylist (as Ági Köber) / crowd makeup artist (as Ági Köber)
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Szalay László ... crowd hair stylist (as László Szalay) / crowd makeup artist
Bettina Márton ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Gabriella Németh ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Peter Owen ... wig maker
Rózsa Pozsár ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Ivana Primorac ... hair designer / makeup designer
Mária Schlisser ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Linda Schwach ... hair stylist: France / makeup artist: France
Laura Solari ... hair stylist: UK / makeup artist: UK
Mónika Strausz ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Brigitta Szabó ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Rozalia Szegedi ... crowd hair stylist (as Rozália Szegedi) / crowd makeup artist (as Rozália Szegedi)
Csaba Szever ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Anna Tesner ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Eleanor Toms ... hair trainee: UK / makeup trainee: UK
Noémi Varró ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Gabriella Vincze ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Julia Vitray ... crowd hair stylist (as Júlia Vitrai) / crowd makeup artist (as Júlia Vitrai)
Christine Whitney ... crowd hair supervisor: UK (as Chrissie Whitney) / crowd makeup supervisor: UK (as Chrissie Whitney)
Kober Ágnes ... crowd hair stylist (as Ágnes Köber) / crowd makeup artist (as Ágnes Köber)
Sarah Weatherburn ... facial hair maker (uncredited)

Production Management

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Csaba Benedek ... unit manager
Joanne Dixon ... production supervisor
Polly Duval ... post-production supervisor
Felicián Keresztes ... production manager
Emma Mallett ... production manager: UK
Nicola Morrow ... production manager: additional photography
Jake Sainsbury ... unit manager: UK
Eszter Vogel ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Delphine Bertrand ... first assistant director
Tom Browne ... key second assistant director
Paula C. Frías ... third assistant director: UK
Joe Geary ... first assistant director
Tom Hashemi ... assistant director: France
Gabor 'Hege' Hegedus ... daily assistant director (as Gábor Hegedüs Hege)
Márton Katona ... third assistant director
Auriane Lacince ... second assistant director
Hugo Le Gourrierec ... third assistant director
Benedek Nagy ... second assistant director
Emily Perowne ... second assistant director: pick ups
Christian Proctor ... floor pa: UK
Roxana Szarisz ... first assistant director: second unit / second assistant director
Dora Takacs ... cast pa

Art Department

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András Ajtai ... art department assistant
Márta Barna ... art department coordinator
Enci Bognar ... graphic designer
Will Botton ... storeman
Max Bradley ... props
Roy Chapman ... prop master
Mathieu Chatagnon ... swing gang
Dan Crawshaw ... stand by props: Hungary shoot / stand by props: uk shoot
Jevon Edwards ... stand by props: uk shoot
Zita Galántai ... draftsperson
Hannah Gawthorpe ... production buyer
Felicity Hickman ... props buyer: UK
József Kiss ... construction manager
Chris Kitisakkul ... lead graphic designer
Thomas Lemierre ... assistant art director
András Maracskó ... standby props
Laura McDonald ... standby props
Richard Rowntree ... additional greens
Stéphane Sartorius ... props
Alexander Simkin ... assistant buyer
Zalan Sipos ... standby art director
Dale Walters ... dressing props: dailies
Rosanna Warcup ... assistant
Laurent Winkler ... consultant for french language

Sound Department

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Niall Cropper ... boom operator: additional photography
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer
Csongor Fazekas ... boom operator
Stephen Griffiths ... supervising sound editor
Paul Hanks ... foley artist
András Horváth ... boom operator (as Andras Horvath)
Mark Langlay-Smith ... adr recordist
Alan MacFeely ... sound mixer additional photography
Sabine Maier ... dubbing mixer
Csaba Major ... sound recordist
Tushar Manek ... assistant re-recording mixer
Darryl Peat ... sound assistant: UK
Andy Shelley ... supervising sound editor
Lee Thompson ... boom operator: UK
Simon Trundle ... foley mixer: editor
Csaba Zubonyai ... boom operator
Samuel Lehoczki ... second boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Gabor Kiszelly ... special effects supervisor
Adam Szlávy ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Luke Butler ... digital compositor
Reno Cicero ... digital compositor
Emmanuel Cirasa ... system administrator: Lipsync Post
Emma Cummins ... vfx bidding producer
Andie Davies ... visual effects editor: Lipsync
Paul Driver ... visual effects producer
Krystal Galley ... digital compositor
Jannick Guillou ... digital artist
Michael Harrison ... digital compositor
Garth Reilly ... Sequence supervisor
Tj Singh ... digital compositor
Karen Wand ... compositor
Sheila Wickens ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Jenei Attila ... stunt performer
Ádám Bertalan ... stunt performer
Jenei Csaba ... stunts
Gergo Daniel ... stunts
Bence Ferenczi ... stunt performer
Norbert Kovács ... stunt performer
Gábor Perei ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Simon Atherton ... electrician: UK
Péter Bartos ... daily assistant camera
Angus Benson-Blair ... drone pilot
Ludovic Bezault ... second assistant camera: France
Mickael Bonnet ... electrician: french unit
Loïc Bouladjat ... additional electrician
Nathan Coen ... camera trainee: Paris
Ian Coffey ... first assistant camera UK
Anthony Dias ... video operator: reshoots
Warwick Drucker ... key grip
James Edgcombe ... video operator: UK
Paul Edwards ... steadicam operator: UK
Renaud Garnier ... gaffer: French unit
Charlie Gray ... documentary photographer
Frank Hellebrand ... grip: dailies
György Horváth ... first assistant a camera
Jack Jackson ... grip trainee: UK
Kiss József ... practical electrician
Vilmos Keszler ... best boy grip
Tamás Kollár ... grip
Attila Kolozs ... lighting technician
Márk Komáromi ... grip
Zoltán Lakatos ... rigging gaffer
Andrew Marsden ... clapper loader: second unit, UK
Csaba Morva ... assistant video assist operator
Gábor Nagy ... video operator
Tibor Novák ... practical electrician
Attila Pfeffer ... additional steadicam operator / camera operator
Alfred Plaskitt ... camera trainee: UK unit
András Pucsek ... camera trainee
Marci Ragályi ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Maiya Rose ... second assistant camera: UK
Adam Sculthorp ... aerial camera operator: drone
Péter Somlyai ... data wrangler
Attila Szûcs ... key grip
Mark Taylor ... gaffer
Benoît Theunissen ... steadicam operator
Lukas Trso ... second assistant camera
István Törzsök ... practical electrician
Gergo Vasari ... grip
Robert Viglasky ... still photographer
Balázs Vákár ... gaffer
Peter Wignall ... second unit cameraman
Luke Williams ... digital imaging technician
Balkányi Dénes ... electrican (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Katalin Baranyi ... casting director: Hungary
Kálmán Burai ... casting coordinator / casting director assistant
Tamás Kertész ... extras casting
Kirsty Kinnear ... casting associate
Balázs Kovács ... extras casting
Isabelle Kramrick ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eszter Antal ... costume supervisor
Imola Bagi ... costumer
Gábor Birta ... tailor: Mr. West
Haraszti Blanka ... key costumer
Nathalie Chesnais ... key costumer
Fanni Dukát ... costumer
Sian Evans ... costume supervisor
Eszter Holler ... key dresser: Ms. Knightley
Kata Horvath ... costumer
Lili Komuves ... costumer
Simon Lewis ... costume assistant
Michael McNamara ... textile artist
Nadia Merabti ... Principal Costumer
Viktoria Szunyoghy ... Painter Artist for one project: principals
Rajmund Szórád ... key dresser: Mr. West
Eva Farkas ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Delphine Duez ... location scout
Andy Eliot ... location manager
Dávid Fillenz ... assistant location manager
Harrison Gallagher ... location runner: pick-up shoot- Witney (as Harrison Zemmel-Gallagher)
Richard George ... supervising location manager
Peter Glover ... location assistant
Léonard Goldblat ... paris unit
Richard Lindsay ... location manager
Imre Légmán ... location manager, pre-production
Krisztián Németh ... location assistant
Yannick Panarotto ... assistant location manager: Paris Unit
Ashton Radcliffe ... location scout
Richárd Rácz ... assistant location manager
Umberto Schramm ... assistant location manager (Pick-up shoot: Witney)
Arisztotelész Stergiu ... location manager
Charlotte Wright ... location scout

Music Department

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Thomas Adès ... musician: piano
Ashley Andrew-Jones ... assistant engineer
Victor Chaga ... score producer / score programmer and editor
Paul John Chandler ... music editor
Chris Egan ... additional arranger
Karen Elliott ... music supervisor
Catherine Grieves ... score co-ordinator
Sam Jones ... music preparation
Adam Miller ... additional score engineer
Richard Walters ... executive in charge of music licensing
Anthony Weeden ... additional orchestrator / music preparation
Madison Westwood ... assistant music supervisor
Lucy Whalley ... orchestra contractor
Nick Wollage ... score engineer and mixer

Script and Continuity Department

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Janet Kellock ... script supervisor: additional photography
Rowena Ladbury ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Soma Benke ... transportation coordinator
Erika Bognár ... transportation coordinator
Wayne Green ... facilities account manager
István Ivanov ... driver
Rich Maddock ... driver: director
Bánó Péter ... action vehicle coordinator
Jason Stedmon ... unit driver

Additional Crew

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Helen Ashton ... dialect coach: pre-production, Eleanor Tomlinson
Tamás Balázsi ... first assistant accountant
Karen Barna ... business affairs/legal
Isobel Barnes ... production secretary: UK
Roland Birtha ... unit assistant
Zita Bognar ... auditor
Beatrice Bowdon ... assistant: Ms. Knightley
Tom Burke ... Designer: LipSync Design
Júlia Bársony ... set pa
Kristiene Clarke ... transgender consultant
Victoria Colwill ... set runner: dailies
Hugo Currie ... EPK co-Producer
Jeli Daniella ... production assistant
Lee Davis ... cashier
Scott Eaton ... production coordinator
FeTa Felkai ... set production assistant
Sydney Foos ... assistant: Pamela Koffler & Christine Vachon
James Fox ... Insurance Broker
Máté Gajdics ... production assistant
Sacha Garrett ... production runner
Julia Hall ... Senior Designer: LipSync Design
Árpád Halász ... animal coordinator
Joel Hide ... assistant production coordinator (as Joel Hide)
Jack Holliman ... production staff
Martha Hood ... assistant: Stephen Woolley
Timea Huszar ... assistant: Ms. Ildikó Kemény (as Timea Huszár)
Toby James ... EPK Producer
Lieve Jansen ... miscellaneous crew
Viktória Jaross ... choreography collaboration
Veronika Kara ... production accountant: Hungary
Ashley King ... assistant: Elizabeth Karlsen / post production coordinator
Elizabeth Kormanova ... director of business affairs: for Hanway Films
Joanna Laurie ... head of production: Number 9 Films
Francesca Maraki ... production Intern
Garry Marriott ... construction medic
Mariana Marsh ... production coordinator
Carl 'Rocky' Mason ... security coordinator uk: eso security
Charlie Mayhew ... assistant choreographer
Christos Michaels ... legal services for Bold Films / legal services
Rob Mitchell ... production finance executive
Gábor Molnár ... universal medic supervisor
Ali Moshref ... production executive: completion guarantor
Giorgia Nevigato ... production assistant
Dorina Pap ... payroll: accountant
Alex Reynolds ... choreographer
Jacqueline Riding ... historical consultant
Philip Sicker ... dialogue consultant
Dean Sipling ... production accountant
Kate Skellern ... stand in/floor pa: UK
Katalin Skuts ... production coordinator
Mark Svenningsen ... VP, Finance
Neil Swain ... dialect coach: Eleanor Tomlinson
Izabella Szabadkai ... production assistant
Krisztián Szilágyi ... dance artist
Wisinger Tamás ... studio stage manager
Chloe Tetu ... Design Coordinator: LipSync Design
Borbala Toth ... cast pa
Incze Veronika ... cashier
Felicia Villarreal ... assistant coordinator: Bold Films
Victor Paul Wajnberg ... assistant: Wash Westmoreland (as Victor Paul)
Howard Watkins ... Head of Design: LipSync Design
Grant Wolstenholme ... first assistant accountant
Diane Zahler ... dialogue consultant
Sean Seymour ... rushes runner (uncredited)

Thanks

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Tyra Banks ... the director and producers would like to thank
Todd Haynes ... the director and producers would like to thank

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Plot Summary

After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), 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. Colette, in turn, 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. Written by jesusblack-30225

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Also Known As
  • コレット (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Colette: liberación y deseo (Colombia)
  • Kolete (Latvia)
  • Colette: Liberación y deseo (Peru)
  • Колетт (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Trivia The location shoot in Budapest was so warm at times, Dominic West wore a water vest inside his heavy costume that functioned like a car radiator, circulating cool water around his upper body. The contraption was recommended to him by John C. Reilly who used such an apparatus while playing the rotund Oliver Hardy in the biopic Stan & Ollie (2018). See more »
Goofs In the dance studio scene which takes place in 1904, a pianist is seen playing Golliwog's Cake-walk by Debussy (repeated by orchestra in the soundtrack). The piece was not composed until 1909. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Maya Rudolph/Fred Armisen/Dominic West (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Down by the Salley Gardens See more »
Crazy Credits There is a dedication to Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote the film's screenplay with Wash Westmoreland, shortly before the closing credits: "For Richard". See more »
Quotes Colette: My name is Gabrielle Colette and the hand that holds the pen writes history.
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