#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 entrée into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated.
Plot: 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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Does what it says…
Coco avant Chanel focuses, quite literally, on the roots of Coco before the whole Chanel business.
I noted the movie seemed to frustrate those with no grasp of the French language at all. Many seemed to go in unaware that the movie was set before her ‘Chanel’ days and I couldn’t help but feel a sense of disappointment at the end from others; via looking at their faces, overhearing conversations and talking with friends. It’s interesting, but it does plod on very slowly.
We are treated to a very rude, harsh character in Coco. Full credit goes to Audrey Tautou for her performance though. She really does fit into this movie’s feel and tone very well. Her cheeky performance is definitely a highlight.
I don’t know what to make of Alessandro Nivola as ‘Boy’. The character was and looked rather sleazy. I’m not sure if that was meant or if that was Alessandro. Other than that, mentions go to Benoît Poelvoorde for his solid performance and Emmanuelle Devos as the sexy and self-assured Emilienne d’Alençon.
Other than that, it’s a solid biopic. 7/10
It looks and feels great, but lacks magic, and the events are more interesting than moving
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Audrey Tatou has had a heck of a time maturing from her astonishing role in Amelie (2001), and if she showed her young true self better in He Loves Me (2002), she faltered badly in The Da Vinci Code. Now, playing the young Coco Chanel, she seems to have some solid footing. Oddly, it is partly by playing a part that requires seriousness, even a dour gloom. It’s a solid role and a good performance.
The idea of the story is odd, in a way, because it shows very little of those turning points in Coco Chanel’s early career as a fashion maven (and this is what we really are dying to see). This really is before Chanel, the brand, and at first it comes off a little routine, showing the young years, and her trying to get out of having to do silly song and dance acts. Eventually she moves up and meets people of influence (the two always go together, don’t they?), and turns a corner by making hats for some well off women who have taken to them, and to her.
What makes the movie interesting is Chanel’s relationships with other men, two in particular, and in the general libertine scene she found herself joining, if not always liking. She does find love, maybe twice (one more paternal, replacing the father who abandoned her as a child). And all three male actors are spot-on believable.
As is Tatou. The whole affair is interesting but with little magic or surprise. It’s well made and well paced and you won’t get drowsy, but expect a routine exploration. And learn something about a truly self-made woman who would change the look of the Twentieth Century, head to toe.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 51 min (111 min) (cable) (USA)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Anne Fontaine
Writer Edmonde Charles-Roux (book), Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine
Actors Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain
Country France, Belgium
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 19 nominations.
Production Company France 2 (FR2), Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, France 2 Cinéma, Films Distribution, Banque Populaire Images 9, SCOPE Invest, Warner Bros., Soficapital, Cofinova 5, Haut et Court, Canal+, Ciné, Scope Pictures, CinéCinéma
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision E- and G-Series Lenses
Laboratory DuboiColor, France, Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length 3,041 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Agfa CP30)