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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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Original title
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
Running time
88 min.
France France
Jacques Demy
Michel Legrand
Jean Rabier
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Co-production France-Germany; Madeleine Films / Parc Film / Beta Film GmbH
Musical. Romance. Drama | 1950s. Melodrama. Romantic Drama. Nouvelle vague (New Wave)
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1965: 4 Nominations for Oscar: including best Screenplay and OST (also was nominated in 1965)
1964: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture (also had 4 nominations in 1965)
1965: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Language Picture
1964: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm), Technical Award & OCIC Award
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