In the small French seaside town of Cherbourg the lives and hopes of shop-girl Genevieve (Catherine Deneuve) and her garage mechanic boyfriend Guy (Nino Castelnuovo) are shattered when he is drafted to fight in the Algerian war. Discovering that she is pregnant, Genevieve decides to marry the decent and honourable diamond merchant, Roland Cassard (Marc Michel), but lives with the knowledge that her true love lies elsewhere. After Guy's return from the war, it is a frosty Esso filling station on Christmas Eve that provides the unlikely setting for the lovers' next meeting.
- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg review by Corinthian
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Five minutes in to this film I was thinking to myself "why did I order this again?" but I was soon captivated and when the titles appeared wished I could have watched it again. It is famous for the photography but there are some very recognisable songs beautifully sung, fine acting performances and a classic storyline, enjoy.
Restored in 1992, this version of the film retains its original Technicolor vibrancy, and features a richly details Dolby Stereo soundtrack supervised by Agnes Varda (Demy's wife and fellow film-maker) and Michel Legrand, composer and conductor of the film's evocative score