Coco & Igor

  • Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (Worldwide English title)
  • Coco & Igor - The Secret Story (Working title)
All titles (9)
Feature Film | 2008-2009 | France

Project data

Length of movie118'
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

Paris, 1913. Coco Chanel is in love with the young and wealthy Boy Chapel, but she is above all dedicated to her work. Igor Stravinsky rehearses The Rites of Spring. The composition's revolutionary dissonance bring to mind, in many respects, the clothing designer's radical work.

Coco goes to the premiere of the The Rite of Spring, dressed in a dazzling white gown, the total opposite of the dreary dresses worn by the Parisian bourgeoisie. Too modern and anti-conformist, the music and the ballet are booed by a crowd on the edge of rioting. Igor is inconsolable.

Seven years later, Coco, despite her success, is devastated by Boy's death, caused by a car accident. Igor, following the Russian Revolution, is now a penniless refugee in Paris. Sergei Diaghilev, the Ballets Russes' impresario, organizes an encounter between the pair. They are fascinated by each other. Coco offers to put Igor up in her new villa in Garches. The composer settles in at the beginning of summer, accompanied by his wife Catherine, who has tuberculosis, their four children and a menagerie of birds.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Anna MouglalisCoco Chanel [L]
Mads MikkelsenIgor Stravinsky [L]
Elena MorozovaCatherine Stravinsky [SR]
Natasha LindingerMisia Sert [SR]
Grigori ManukovSergeï Diaghilev [SR]Waléra Kanischtscheff
Rasha BukvicDuc Dimitri Romanoff [SR]
Nicolas VaudeErnest Beaux [SR]
Anatole TaubmanBoy Capel [SR]
Éric DesmarestzThe doctor [SR]
Clara GuelblumMilène Stravinsky [SR]
Maxime DanieloThéodore Stravinsky [SR]
Sophie HassonLudmilla Stravinsky [SR]
Nikita PonomarenkoSoulima Stravinsky [SR]
Catherine DavenierMarie [SR]
Olivier ClaverieJoseph [SR]
Alexandre GuanséLeonide Massine [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
1st ADDominique Delany
Vfx supervisorRodolphe Chabrier
Director of photographyDavid Ungaro
2nd assistant cameraJulien Pamart
Casting directorGigi Akoka
Costume designer (creator)Fab
Costume designer (creator)Chattoune
Assistant costume designerSandrine Bernard
DirectorJan Kounen
Script supervisorFrancine Cathelain
EditorAnny Danché
Key hair stylistAgathe Dupuis
Key makeup artistJoël Lavau
ComposerGabriel Yared
ProducerClaudie Ossard
ProducerChris Bolzli
Co-producerVeronika Zonabend
Production designerMarie-Hélène Sulmoni
Assistant production designerClaire Amoureux-Nicole
Production managerPhilippe Delest
ScreenwriterJan Kounenadaptation
ScreenwriterChris Greenhalgh
ScreenwriterCarlo de Boutinadaptation
Literary sourceChris Greenhalghnovel
Production sound mixerVincent Tulli
Sound editorLoïc Prian
Sound editorRaphaël Sohier
Adr recordistJosef AngloherGerman version
ChoreographerDominique Brun

Production companies

CompanyComment
Eurowide Film Production [fr]

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 15/04/2010
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 30/12/2009