DVD – Coco Chanel – The beginning of a passion (DVD)

DVD - Coco Chanel - The beginning of a passion (DVD)

Coco Chanel – The beginning of a passion (DVD)

               Genre: Drama, Biography
               Fashion designer Coco Chanel, fashion, model

The wonderful smile of Audrey Tautou

  Measure A film about Coco Chanel must be in her fashion: elegance without frills. In her biopic about the early years of the legendary designer, director Anne Fontaine takes exactly this style: one designed with a sure hand material over an extraordinarily modern woman. And an actor’s brilliant performance from Audrey Tautou.

If such an adventurous life – from the orphanage to the corporate empire – is about the art of trimming and simplicity. We learn why not all about the woman who was immortalized by the “little black dress” or the Chanel suit. Instead, immerse yourself in the time that the illegitimate daughter of a peddler who made the woman she was later.

Coco avant Chanel is the original title. It describes precisely the concern: the young Gabrielle – as her real first name – in her time as a revue singer and a seamstress, as a lover from a wealthy older man about town and a romantic young lover. These are the years until shortly before her meteoric rise in the Parisian fashion scene that took place in the 1920s and 1930s. About this early period, there is little reliable information. Coco Chanel has given conflicting information about this and would like to have their origins in the dark. Director Anne Fontaine (The Girl from Monaco) and its lead actress Audrey Tautou to draw the correct conclusion: add the facts to an independent interpretation. And draw a coherent psychological study of the internal forces that have become a driving force behind a remarkable career,

is Coco Chanel in 1883 in Saumur in the Loire valley to the world. When her mother dies, her father takes her and her sister Adrienne in an orphanage. There she learns the trade of a seamstress. At 20, she not only tailors, but in the evening sings in vaudeville, where she meets the deep pockets of Etienne Balsan. She pulls on his castle and sleeps with the Casanova. But her great love is the young Briton Boy Capel. Next Balsan tolerate the triangular relationship, but is not forever a good time.

Is one of those scenes on Balsan Castle, throw light on the tenacious strength of this young woman. As will Balsan (Benoit Poelvoorde) they are like a circus of the rich society girl on show. He forces her to sing the song from the variety show, to whom she owes her nickname Coco. She bends to the pressure. But how? With burning anger in his eyes, full of pride and without any emotion she unwinds down the chanson. She maintains her dignity and wins this power struggle by making it seemingly avoids.

Because she has an unerring sense of to what extent it needs a rich society. And when they can afford to enforce their own revolutionary ideas. Coco lives her life like a man, she knuckles in front of anyone, provides the fashion world on its head and knows what she wants: to the top. Perhaps it is precisely the complex mesh triangle drawn between the men, that it provides the basis for it. Where it should belong to both, it belongs in fact to anyone. By developing feelings for both of them kicking himself free.

Audrey Tautou (The Wonderful World of Amelie) plays this mix of fragility and strength of will, of joy and defiance with an admirable lightness. Most spoke in her dark eyes, the typical tone of melancholy to them. But when she starts to smile, softly and tenderly, then she looks so weightless, as if to embrace the whole world. And still can not entirely their Coco look at their cards. It retains its contradictions and mysteries. True to the motto of the Chanel fashion: do not show anything, but to stimulate the imagination.

(Peter Gutting)

Title: Coco Chanel – the beginning of a passion (DVD) Original Title: Coco avant Chanel Country of production: France Year of production: 2009 Length: 106 (Min) Published by: Warner Home Video format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, French EAN: 5051890009609 Extras: Audio Commentary, Making Of

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