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Old 08-27-08, 06:27 PM
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Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

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Warner Bros. is coming aboard to finance and produce the Coco Chanel biopic "Coco Avant Chanel," starring Audrey Tautou, with production starting Sept. 15 in Paris.

Anne Fontaine will helm the pic, with French shingles Haut et Court and Cine @ producing. Tautou's attachment was announced during last year's Cannes Film Festival.

"Coco Avant Chanel" is set for a 12-week shoot and has been scheduled for release next year. It will be distributed in France by Warner Bros. Entertainment France and handled internationally by Warner Bros.

Screenplay's penned by Anne Fontaine and Camille Fontaine, along with script consultant Christopher Hampton. It's based on the Chanel biography "L'Irreguliere" (The Nonconformist) by Edmonde Charles-Roux.

The film will feature dresses from the Chanel collection. Karl Lagerfeld, art director of the House of Chanel, will supervise the re-creation of costumes and accessories.
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

A few early pics of Tautou as Chanel.
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

Brief Vanity Fair article on Chanel, with another Tautou pic.
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

French trailer:

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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were talking to yourself.
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

Seems pretty Oscar-baity, but it's French and it has Tautou, so I'm there.
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were talking to yourself.
What do you mean? I would have thought a foreign-language biopic of a female fashion designer would rival Watchmen and Dark Knight for popularity on this forum.
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

Variety review:
More sentimental than chic, Gallic biopic "Coco Before Chanel" nonetheless knits a convincing portrait of the designer's journey from her humble beginnings as a provincial seamstress to the halls of Parisian haute couture. Focusing on the era in which Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (winningly played by Audrey Tautou) served as mistress of an eccentric millionaire, the film reveals, via meticulous period imagery, how the couturier forged a style that would change the way women dressed in the 20th century. Warner Bros.' April 22 Gaul release should scoot gracefully down the theatrical runway before wafting overseas like a splash of No. 5.
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

U.S. trailer

I'm going to predict this wins the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

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What do you mean? I would have thought a foreign-language biopic of a female fashion designer would rival Watchmen and Dark Knight for popularity on this forum.


This does look good.
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

The film is very fair. Nothing special. A bit boring. Acting is fair. The usually annoying Benoît Poelvoorde is excellent in this film. He should stick with drama and never do comedies. It would be strange if this generic film won any awards.

I'm looking forward to Jan Kounen's Coco Chanel movie though...
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Re: Coco Avant Chanel (Fontaine, 2009)

The Thai DVD is available: http://www.ethaicd.com/show.php?pid=50281

anamorphic, DD 5.1 French, English subtitles

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