• Publication date: January 27, 2012

Coco Before Chanel

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

  • Publication date: January 27, 2012

Coco Before Chanel

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2009

MBC 4 :

July 13, 2012 21:00 (KSA) ~ July 13, 2012 20:00 (CLT)

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 increasingly popular hats.

When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated.

Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and smoking


  • Audrey Tautou
  • BenoîtPoelvoorde
  • Alessandro Nivola
  • Marie Gillain
  • Emmanuelle Devos
  • Régis Royer

Directed by: Anne Fontaine