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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


    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.


    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Parc Film, Madeleine Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    mk2 films

    Foreign production company :

    Beta Film GmbH

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    International releases (19)

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    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 :

    Klaus Müller-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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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (14)


    News (13)

    Festival Selections (17)

    MyFrenchFilmFestival - 2014 - Affiche - France

    MyFrenchFilmFestival (Unspecified country, 2014)


    Heritage film presented out of competition

    Stockholm French Film Festival - 2012

    Stockholm French Film Festival (Sweden, 2012)


    Long métrage

    Academy Awards - 1966

    Academy Awards (United States, 1966)

    Selection (4)

    Nomination for Best Original Song : Jacques Demy, Michel Legrand

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

    Oscar Nomination in the Best Musical Adaptation category : Michel Legrand

    Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Jacques Demy

    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)

    Palme d’Or

    Grand Prize from the Commission Supérieure Technique

    Educational kits