The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Catherine Deneuve
Director: Jacques Demy Cast: Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
, Nino Castelnuovo
Nino Castelnuovo
, Anne Vernon
Anne Vernon
Jacques Demy

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Overview

Jacques Demy's 1964 masterpiece is a pop-art opera, or, to borrow the director's own description, a film in song. This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher (Nino Castelnuovo), a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery (a luminous Catherine Deneuve), 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 (Marc Michel, reprising his role from Demy's masterful debut, Lola). A completely sung movie, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is closest in form to a cinematic opera. Composer Michel Legrand composed the score, modeling it around the patterns of everyday conversation. Umbrellas was re-released in 1997.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/11/2017
UPC: 0715515196819
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 6,290

Special Features

Once Upon a Time..."The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," a 2008 documentary; Interview from 2014 with film scholar Rodney Hill; French television interview from 1964 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand discussing the film; Audio recordings of interviews with actor Catherine Deneuve; (1983) and Legrand (1991) at the National Film Theatre in London; Restoration demonstration; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Deneuve Genevieve Emery
Nino Castelnuovo Guy
Anne Vernon Madame Emery
Marc Michel Roland Cassard
Ellen Farner Madeleine
Mireille Perrey Aunt Elise
Alfred Wolff Actor
Jean Champion Aubin
Philippe Dumat Actor
Dorothée Blanc Girl in Cafe
Harald Wolff Dubourg
Paul Pavel Actor
Rosalie Varda Francoise Cassard

Technical Credits
Jacques Demy Director,Screenwriter
Mag Bodard Producer
Anne-Marie Cotret Editor
Gilbert de Goldschmidt Producer
Bernard Evein Art Director
Michel Legrand Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Jacqueline Moreau Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean Rabier Cinematographer

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