Les parapluies de Cherbourg /
Janus Films ; Ciné-Tamaris Films ; Mag Bodard présente ; scénario et dialogue de Jacques Demy ; mis en musique par Michel Legrand ; une co-production franco-allemande Prac Film, Madeleine Films (Paris), Beta Film (Munich) ; un film de Jacques Demy.
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
1604658592, 1604658622, 9781604658590, 9781604658620
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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
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credits note
Cinematography by Jean Rabier ; production designer, Bernard Evein ; edited by A.M. Cotret, M. Teisseire ; costumes, J. Moreau ; music written and directed by Michel Legrand.
general note
Originally released as motion picture in 1964.
Released as part of the Essential Jacques Demy collection.
Special features: Once upon a time... "The umbrellas of Cherbourg" (2008 documentary directed by Marie Genin and Serge July, features interviews with director Jacques Demy, actors Catherine Deneuve and Marc Michel, composer Michel Legrand, and filmmaker Agnès Varda); Rodney Hill (2014 interview, film scholar Rodney Hill talks about the film and how it embodies characteristics of both the French New Wave and the "tradition of quality" style of French filmmaking); Cinépanorama (director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand are interviewed about the film in this 1964 episode of the French television program Cinépanorama); Michel Legrand at the National Film Theatre (audio excerpt from 1991, Legrand talks to an audience at the National Film Theatre in London about composing music for the films of Jacques Demy); Catherine Deneuve at the National Film Theatre (audio excerpt from 1983, Deneuve talks to an audience at the National Film Theatre in London about working with Jacques Demy); Restoration demonstration; Trailer.
Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner, Mireille Perrey, J. Champion, P. Caden, J.P. Dorat, B. Fradet, M. Benoist, P. Dumat, D. Blank, J. Carat, Harald Wolff ; sung by Danielle Licari, José Bartel, Christiane Legrand, Georges Blaness, C. Meunier, C. Leclerc.
Geneviève (Catherine Deneuve), a shop assistant, falls in love with Guy (Nino Castelnuovo), a gas station mechanic. But a life with him will not be in her future. A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French.
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French dialogue; optional English subtitles.
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Blu-ray: region A; widescreen presentation; 1.85:1 aspect ratio; 5.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player; requires Blu-ray player.

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