Coco Before Chanel

Before she was France's famous mademoiselle…

Coco Before Chanel (2009)


2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. 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 entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing.

Director: Anne Fontaine
Writers: Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine.

Coco Before Chanel Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.7/10 from 466 votes
Release Date: 2009-04-22
Status: Released
Run time: 110 min / 1:50
Production Companies : SCOPE Invest, Haut et Court, Ciné@, France 2 Cinéma, CinéCinéma, France 2 (FR2), Films Distribution, Cofinova 5, Banque Populaire Images 9, SCOPE Pictures, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Soficapital, Warner Bros. Pictures, Canal+
Production Countries: Belgium, France


Audrey Tautou
as Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel
Benoît Poelvoorde
as Etienne Balsan
Alessandro Nivola
as Arthur "Boy" Capel
Marie Gillain
as Adrienne Chanel
Emmanuelle Devos
as Emilienne
Régis Royer
as Alec, le jockey
Yan Duffas
as Maurice de Nexon
Fabien Béhar
as Patron boutique
Roch Leibovici
as Jean, le palefrenier
Jean-Yves Chatelais
as Directeur beuglant
Pierre Diot
as Acteur théâtre
Vincent Nemeth
as Gros homme théâtre
Bruno Abraham-Kremer
as Tailleur Deauville
Inès Bessalem
as Adrienne Chanel, 10 ans
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc
as Raymond
Marie Parouty
as Sophie, amie d'Emilienne
Fanny Deblock
as Prostituée Balsan
Claude Brécourt
as Directeur Alcazar


Directing Anne Fontaine Director
Writing Edmonde Charles-Roux Author
Writing Anne Fontaine Screenplay
Writing Camille Fontaine Screenplay
Camera Christophe Beaucarne Director of Photography
Editing Luc Barnier Editor
Production Simon Arnal Producer
Production Caroline Benjo Producer
Production Philippe Carcassonne Producer
Production Carole Scotta Producer

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