• Film ID:
  • 6858
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=87 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • France.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • French.
THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (1963)
(Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)
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Deneuve's first film, and winner of the 1964 Cannes Palme d'Or. Shopgirl Genevieve is left pregnant, when her mechanic boyfriend is sent to war, and marries the rich and honourable man who can give her a decent life. A blissful romance 'Umbrellas' makes escapist play with the stuff of kitchen-sink social realism and every line of dialogue is sung to Michel Legrand's melodious score. Essentially a story of true love lost, elevated by its magical simplicity.

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