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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

A Feature film by Jacques Demy

Produced by Parc Film, Madeleine Films

Release in France : 19/02/1964

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Actors (18)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Parc Film, Madeleine Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films

Foreign production company :

Beta Film GmbH

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Cherbourg, November 1957. Madame Emery and her daughter, Geneviève, run a store called The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Geneviève is in love with Guy, a mechanic working in a garage. When her mother learns of the relationship, she disapproves. Guy live with his aunt, who is seriously ill. He is called to do his military service in Algeria. The two lovers must part. Pregnant and desperate because she has little news of Guy, Geneviève is forced by her mother to marry Roland Cassard, a rich wholesaler of precious stones. She leaves Cherbourg with her mother.


Cannes Film Festival 1964: Palme d'Or

Louis-Delluc award 1963

Restored version.


Full credits (13)

Executive Producer :

Mag Bodard

Dialogue Writer :

Jacques Demy

Production Manager :

Philippe Dussart

Assistant editor :

Gisèle Chézeau

Production Designer :

Bernard Evein

Director of Photography :

Jean Rabier

Location Manager :

Maurice Urbain

Assistant directors :

K. Muller-Laue, Jean-Paul Savignac

Screenwriter :

Jacques Demy

Editors :

Anne-Marie Cotret, Monique Teisseire

Continuity supervisor :

Annie Maurel

Music Composer :

Michel Legrand

Costume designer :

Jacqueline Moreau

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Feature film

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Drama, Musical

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Posters (13)


News (8)

Festival Selections (12) - 2014 - Affiche - France (Unspecified country, 2014)


Heritage film presented out of competition

Academy Awards - 1966

Academy Awards (United States, 1966)

Selection (4)

Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Jacques Demy

Oscar Nomination in the Best Musical Adaptation category : Michel Legrand

Oscar Nomination for Best Original Score : Jacques Demy, Michel Legrand

Nomination for Best Original Song : Jacques Demy, Michel Legrand

Academy Awards - 1965

Academy Awards (United States, 1965)


Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Cannes International Film Festival - 1964

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1964)


Official Competition

Awards (2)

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1964

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1964)


French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price

Cannes International Film Festival - 1964

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1964)

Awards (2)

Grand Prize from the Commission Supérieure Technique

Palme d’Or

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