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Becoming Colette (1991)

At the turn of the century, Henri Gauthier-Villars, a notorious bachelor, marries the young country girl Gabrielle Colette and introduces her to debauched Parisian life. Gabrielle keeps a ... See full summary »

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Danny Huston

Writer:

Ruth Graham (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Henri Gauthier-Villars
Mathilda May ... Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Virginia Madsen ... Polaire
Paul Rhys ... Chapo
John Van Dreelen ... Albert
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Captain Colette
Lucienne Hamon Lucienne Hamon ... Sido
Georg Tryphon Georg Tryphon ... Creditor
Jockel Tschiersch Jockel Tschiersch
Franck Demules Franck Demules
Vincent Nadal Vincent Nadal
Maya Thebeault Maya Thebeault
Cécile Bois
Eva Probst
Patrick Fontana Patrick Fontana
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Storyline

At the turn of the century, Henri Gauthier-Villars, a notorious bachelor, marries the young country girl Gabrielle Colette and introduces her to debauched Parisian life. Gabrielle keeps a diary of all her experiences, which Villars, the spendthrift heir to a publishing house, prints as the Claudine series under his pen-name of "Willy". Villars sets up a threesome with Gabrielle and Polaire, one of his mistresses, but the women become lovers and allies. Gabrielle finally becomes fed up with the duplicity of Villars, and publishes her books under her own name "Colette". Written by Will Gilbert

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Germany | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colette See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,692, 8 November 1992

Gross USA:

$272,931

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$272,931
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of John Van Dreelen. See more »

Connections

Remade as Colette (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

There Was A Time
Lyrics and Music by Jackie DeShannon
Arranged by Geoff Bastow, Produced by Peter Kirsten
Performed by Isabel Varell
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