The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Release Date: February 19, 1964

Year    :   1964
Slogan    :   «A film for all the young lovers of the world.»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Parc Film, Madeleine Films, Beta Film
Director    :   Jacques Demy
Producers    :   Gilbert de Goldschmidt, Mag Bodard, Rhona Kane, Philippe Dussart, Maurice Urbain, Pierre Lazareff, Charles Chieusse, Charles Chieusse, Jeanne Marie Olivier, Paul Videlier
Writers    :   Jacques Demy, Jacques Demy
RunTime    :   91 mins.

This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.




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