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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg


[[Performer~P87476~Jacques Demy~jacquesdemy]]'s 1964 masterpiece is a pop-art opera, or, to borrow the director's own description, a film in song. This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher ([[Performer~P11713~Nino Castelnuovo~ninocastelnuovo]]), a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery (a luminous [[Performer~P18574~Catherine Deneuve~catherinedeneuve]]), an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the...more

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