The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

a film for all the young lovers of the world

Genres: Drama, Romance
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.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1964-02-19
Run time: 91 minute / 1:31
Director: Jacques Demy
Writer: Jacques Demy
Production Companies : Parc Film, Madeleine Films, Beta Film
Production Countries: Germany, France


Catherine Deneuve
as Geneviève Emery
Nino Castelnuovo
as Guy
Anne Vernon
as Madame Emery
Mireille Perrey
as Tante Élise
Marc Michel
as Roland Cassard
Ellen Farner
as Madeleine
Jean Champion
as Aubin
Pierre Caden
as Bernard
Jean-Pierre Dorat
as Jean
Jacques Demy Director

Jean Rabier Director of Photography

Monique Teisseire Editor

Bernard Evein Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Jacqueline Moreau Costume Design

Mag Bodard Producer
Gilbert de Goldschmidt Producer

Jacques Demy Screenplay

Anne-Marie Cotret Editor

Michel Legrand Original Music Composer

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