The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les parapluies de Cherbourg) 1964
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.
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations.
1h 31min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon
Director: Jacques Demy
Language: French | English
Subtitle: English | Arabic
Rating: Not Rated