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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les parapluies de Cherbourg) (1964)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
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Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve
Geneviève Emery
Nino Castelnuovo Nino Castelnuovo
Guy Foucher
Anne Vernon Anne Vernon
Madame Emery
Marc Michel Marc Michel
Roland Cassard
Ellen Farner Ellen Farner
Madeleine
Mireille Perrey Mireille Perrey
Tante Élise
Pierre Caden Pierre Caden
Bernard


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realism

11 years, 10 months ago at Apr 27 16:46
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The fact that this film’s dialogue is entirely sung, makes it a mandatory viewing. Director Jacques Demy incorporated song and dance in the service not of escape, but of realism. The effect is riveting and profoundly moving.

Everyone should see this for several reasons: Michel Legrand’s score is superbly enchanting; Catherine Deneuve gives an outstanding, convincing and unforget... read more

A classic

9 years, 1 month ago at Jan 27 14:36
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Since this movie is pretty much a classic, especially in France, I was quite eager to check it out. Anyway, I thought it was pretty awesome to see Catherine Deneuve at such a young age. Indeed, she is such a terrific actress, she was already awesome back then and the more movies I watch starring this actress, the more she fascinates me. What about the movie itself ? To be honest, even though I tho... read more

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5 years, 7 months ago at Jul 13 0:47
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A chef d'ouvre by any means. Demy is right when he had the intuition that a musical film has to be all sung or not sung at all. The tempo, the rythm, the wide spaces, all has a non terminal sadness becaase is love at youth. Deneuve is myth.
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Description: Jacques Demy's haunting romantic musical is an enchanting, one-of-a-kind musical experience. It's basically a movie operetta, in which the characters sing all the dialogue (or, rather, lyrics--by director Demy) to Michel Legrand's lovely score. The story spans five years (1957-1962) in the life of Geneviéve (the ethereally beautiful Catherine Deneuve in the role that launched her to international stardom), the teenage daughter of a woman who owns a Cherbourg umbrella shop. After Geneviéve's boyfriend Guy (Nino Castelnuovo) is drafted and sent off to Algeria, she discovers she's pregnant ... and complications ensue. With its da ... (more)
Release date: 19 February 1964
UPC: 720917518923
Tags: Musical (16), Romance (10), French (8), France (8), 1960s (8), Drama (7), 1964 (7), Music (5), Singing (4), Jacques Demy (4), Umbrellas (4), Love (3), Nouvelle Vague (3), Songs (3), Catherine Deneuve (3), West Germany (3), 1960's (2), 60's (2), Color (2), Umbrella (2)
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