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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.

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Based on 12 Colette reviews, Colette gets an average review score of 73.
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variety.comCinema
Keira Knightley stars as a 19th-century French writer forced to live in the shadow of her Svengali-like husband in director Wash Westmoreland's empowering biopic.
18d ago
4/5
www.rollingstone.comCinema
A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her — and there’s a nonstop onslaught of them
18d ago
80/100
www.nytimes.comCinema
Colette is an origin story, a tale of metamorphosis rather than of already formed greatness. What interests Mr. Westmoreland is how a self-described country girl became a woman ...
18d ago
4/5
www.theguardian.comCinema
The life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette makes for fascinating drama in a nuanced and inspiring film with a luminous central performance
18d ago
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theplaylist.netCinema
With such a story, familiarity does tend to sneak in here and there. “Colette” has a strong woman trying to separate herself from the pack and explores the gender inequalities o...
18d ago
3/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
In “Colette,” based on the life of the foremost female French novelist, Giles Nuttgens’ gorgeous cinematography invites us into the lush, candle-lit world of late 19th century F...
18d ago
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