Colette (2018)
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Colette (2018)

Genre
Drama, Biography
Release Date
September 21, 2018
Studio
Bleecker Street Media
Genre
Drama, Biography
Release Date
September 21, 2018
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
111 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Bleecker Street Media
Official Site
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Director
Wash Westmoreland
Producer
Pam Koffler, Christine Vachon, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Michel Litvak
Screenwriter
Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Starring
  • Keira Knightley as Little Girl
  • Dominic West as Joe Smoker
  • Denise Gough
  • Fiona Shaw
  • Robert Pugh
  • Rebecca Root
  • Eleanor Tomlinson
  • Ray Panthaki

A biopic about the French novelist who wrote Gigi and Cheri. Born in 1873 during the Belle Epoque, Colette lived through both World Wars, including the Nazi occupation of Paris; her Jewish husband Maurice Goudeket was arrested by the Gestapo in 1941.

Though he was later released thanks to the intervention of the French wife of the German Ambassador, the incident left Colette in constant anxiety the Nazis might return to her door. Her most famous work Gigi was published in 1944, about a teenage girl groomed to be a courtesan who defies tradition and marries her wealthy lover instead.