Coco Before Chanel

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 entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing.

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Film Cast:

  • Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel: Audrey Tautou
  • Etienne Balsan: Benoît Poelvoorde
  • Arthur “Boy” Capel: Alessandro Nivola
  • Adrienne Chanel: Marie Gillain
  • Emilienne d’Alençon: Emmanuelle Devos
  • Alec, jockey: Régis Royer
  • Balsan butler: Étienne Bartholomeus
  • Maurice de Nexon: Yan Duffas
  • Shop boss: Fabien Béhar
  • Jean, groom: Roch Leibovici
  • Bellowing director: Jean-Yves Chatelais
  • Actor in the theater: Pierre Diot
  • Fat man in the theater: Vincent Nemeth
  • Tailor in Deauville: Bruno Abraham-Kremer
  • Gabrielle Chanel, 10 years old: Lisa Cohen
  • Adrienne Chanel, 10 years old: Inès Bessalem
  • Shop client: Marie-Bénédicte Roy
  • Replacement seamstress: Émilie Gavois-Kahn
  • Balsan prostitute: Fanny Deblock
  • Director Alcazar: Claude Brécourt
  • Girl at picnic: Karina Marimon
  • Guest Balsan: Bruno Paviot
  • Guest Balsan: Franck Monsigny
  • Sophie, friend of Emilienne: Marie Parouty
  • Raymond: Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc
  • Cooker: Marie-Josée Hubert
  • Pianist bellowing at Balsan: Patrick Laviosa
  • Girl in Coco’s Lodge: Kim Schwarck
  • Bellowing singer (uncredited): Marthe Drouin
  • Guest Balsan (uncredited): Frantz Herman
  • Young walker Deauville (uncredited): Emma Jouannet
  • Walker Deauville (uncredited): Berenice Sand

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: Alexandre Desplat
  • Producer: Carole Scotta
  • Producer: Simon Arnal
  • Costume Design: Catherine Leterrier
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Jean-Claude Laureux
  • Producer: Caroline Benjo
  • Director of Photography: Christophe Beaucarne
  • Editor: Luc Barnier
  • Producer: Philippe Carcassonne
  • Director: Anne Fontaine
  • Novel: Edmonde Charles-Roux
  • Screenplay: Camille Fontaine
  • Production Design: Olivier Radot
  • Casting: Pascale Béraud
  • Casting: Antonia Dauphin
  • Choreographer: Corinne Devaux
  • Makeup Designer: Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen
  • Set Decoration: Nathalie Roubaud
  • Key Hair Stylist: Jane Milon

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