12 certificateCoco Before Chanel is a Film programme that first aired in 2009 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Coco Before Chanel is a 3 star programme

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Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Directed by
Anne Fontaine

Audrey Tautou stars in the title role of Anne Fontaine's biopic of the hugely influential French fashion designer Coco Chanel.

Fontaine begins her telling of Gabrielle Chanel's life at the moment she and her sister Adrienne are dropped off, aged around 12 and following their mother's death, at a convent-run orphanage; she continues tracing the Chanel story, as suggested by the title, through to the 1920s, just before Coco becomes the fashion phenomenon she is remembered as today. After their time at the orphanage, the sisters find themselves struggling to make their name as entertainers in a local music hall, where Gabrielle picks up her nickname, Coco.

Written by ,

Also known as "Coco avant Chanel"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 106 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2009

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: France

Filmed in Colour


Image for Audrey TautouAudrey Tautou...Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel
Benoît Poelvoorde...Étienne Balsan
Image for Alessandro NivolaAlessandro Nivola...Arthur 'Boy' Capel
Marie Gillain...Adrienne Chanel
Emmanuelle Devos...Emilienne d'Alençon
Régis Royer...Alec le jockey
Etienne Bartholomeus...Maître d'hôtel Balsan
Yan Duffas...Maurice de Nexon
Fabien Béhar...Patron boutique
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