Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The ( parapluies de Cherbourg, Les ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 5926

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 32

Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/1964

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/11/2017

Language: French

Genre: Drama, Musical

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Jacques Demy

Actors: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner, Mireille Perrey

Plot: In this brightly colored, entirely sung musical, a teenage couple fall in love, much to the dismay of the girl's mother. When the boy goes to war, the mother convinces her daughter to marry a wealthy businessman. Eventually the young man returns and, though heartbroken, moves on.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 11/08/2023

The singing in place of talking may not be the most ideal format for storytelling, but when combined with the masterful cinematography and beautifully colored set-design, "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" scoops you up into a swirling cyclone of art and music so enchanting that you can't help but be amazed.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/05/2011

Having every line sung and not spoken comes off as inventive, not gimmicky, and the story itself is involving and heartbreaking. Sort of a French throwback to 50's Hollywood musicals that is also visually arresting.

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GJ81 - wrote on 03/19/2009

Unique, and absolutely heartbreaking. Once you get past a script that'ss sung from beginning to end, and the melodies and lovely french accents get into your head, the experience becomes trancendant.

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