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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964

  • December 16, 1964
  • 91 mins
  • Jacques Demy
  • Jacques Demy (screenplay)
  • Germany
  • French
  • Drama, Romance
a film for all the young lovers of the world

This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, 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.


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