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Special 50th Anniversary2 disc edition


Opened the 1964 London Film Festival

Special 50th Anniversary2 disc edition


Opened the 1964 London Film Festival
£14.99

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Described by director Jacques Demy as 'a film in song', the visually intoxicating The Umbrellas of Cherbourg pays homage to the Hollywood musical in this masterpiece of French New Wave cinema.

Guy Foucher (Nino Castelnuovo), a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery (Catherine Deneuve), an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrellas shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, the pair share a passionate night. Geneviève becomes pregnant and then must choose between for Guy's return or accepting an attractive offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant (Marc Michel).

Special Features

  • Geoff Andrew on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Virginie Ledoyen on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Once Upon a Time... The Umbrellas of Cherbourg documentary (50mins)
  • The World of Jacques Demy documentary (90mins)
  • Audio interview with Catherine Deneuve (80mins)
  • The restoration of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (5mins)
  • Stills gallery
  • Original 1963 trailer
  • 2013 Trailer.

Described by director Jacques Demy as 'a film in song', the visually intoxicating The Umbrellas of Cherbourg pays homage to the Hollywood musical in this masterpiece of French New Wave cinema.

Guy Foucher (Nino Castelnuovo), a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery (Catherine Deneuve), an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrellas shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, the pair share a passionate night. Geneviève becomes pregnant and then must choose between for Guy's return or accepting an attractive offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant (Marc Michel).

Special Features

  • Geoff Andrew on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Virginie Ledoyen on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Once Upon a Time... The Umbrellas of Cherbourg documentary (50mins)
  • The World of Jacques Demy documentary (90mins)
  • Audio interview with Catherine Deneuve (80mins)
  • The restoration of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (5mins)
  • Stills gallery
  • Original 1963 trailer
  • 2013 Trailer.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5055201825094
Catalogue Number OPTD2620
Subtitle a film by Jacques Demy
Product contents 2 discs
Year 1963
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Studio Canal
Countries France
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 89 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 15

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