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Les parapluies de Cherbourg
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Release Date:
16 December 1964 (USA) See more »
A young girl separated from her lover by war faces a life altering decision. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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It makes my heart ache just to think about it... See more (126 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Catherine Deneuve ... Geneviève Emery
Nino Castelnuovo ... Guy Foucher
Anne Vernon ... Madame Emery
Marc Michel ... Roland Cassard
Ellen Farner ... Madeleine
Mireille Perrey ... Tante Élise
Jean Champion ... Aubin (as J. Champion)
Pierre Caden ... Bernard (as P. Caden)
Jean-Pierre Dorat ... Jean (as J.P. Dorat)
Bernard Fradet ... Gas Station Apprentice (as B. Fradet)
Michel Benoist ... Umbrella Buyer (as M. Benoist)
Philippe Dumat ... Garage Customer in 1957 (as P. Dumat)
Dorothée Blanck ... Girl in Cafe (as D. Blank)
Jane Carat ... Ginny (as J. Carat)
Harald Wolff ... Monsieur Dubourg
Danielle Licari ... Geneviève Emery (singing voice) (as D. Licari)
José Bartel ... Guy Foucher (singing voice) (as J. Bartel)
Christiane Legrand ... Madame Emery (singing voice) (as C. Legrand)
Georges Blaness ... Roland Cassard (singing voice) (as G. Blanes)
Claudine Meunier ... Madeleine (singing voice) (as C. Meunier)
Claire Leclerc ... Tante Élise (singing voice) (as C. Leclerc)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Bricard ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jacques Camelinat ... Garage Customer in 1959 (uncredited)
François Charet ... Mechanic in 1959 (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Chizat ... Pierre - Mechanic (uncredited)

Jacques Demy ... Le client égaré / Le serveur (singing voice) (uncredited)
Bernard Garnier ... Mechanic in 1959 (uncredited)
Gisèle Grandpré ... Madame Germaine (uncredited)
Hervé Legrand ... François Foucher (uncredited)

Michel Legrand ... Jean (singing voice) (uncredited)
Myriam Michelson ... Girl in Cafe (uncredited)
Paul Pavel ... First Removal Man (uncredited)
Roger Perrinoz ... Cafe Owner (uncredited)
Rosalie Varda ... Françoise Cassard (uncredited)

Directed by
Jacques Demy 
Writing credits
Jacques Demy (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Mag Bodard .... producer
Gilbert de Goldschmidt .... producer (uncredited)
Pierre Lazareff .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Jean Rabier 
Film Editing by
Anne-Marie Cotret  (as A.M. Cotret)
Monique Teisseire  (as M. Teisseire)
Production Design by
Bernard Evein 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Moreau  (as J. Moreau)
Makeup Department
Christine Fornelli .... makeup artist (as C. Fornelli)
Production Management
Charles Chieusse .... production manager
Philippe Dussart .... production manager
Maurice Urbain .... unit production manager (as M. Urbain)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
André Flédérick .... second assistant director (as A. Flederick)
Klaus Müller-Laue .... assistant director (as K. Muller-Laue)
Jean-Paul Savignac .... assistant director (as J.P. Savignac)
Art Department
Maurice Bourbotte .... upholsterer (uncredited)
Jean Didenot .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Joseph Gerhard .... props (uncredited)
Claude Pignot .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Sound Department
François Musy .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (1992 remastered version)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Paul Lemaître .... camera operator (as J.P. Lemaitre)
Leo Weisse .... still photographer (as L. Weisse)
Pierre Willemin .... camera operator (as P. Willemin)
Roger Delattre .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Bernard Largemain .... key grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Real .... dresses: Catherine Deneuve
Agnès Soulet .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gisèle Chézeau .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Michel Legrand .... conductor
Francis Lemarque .... music publisher
Jacques Demy .... songs (uncredited)
Michel Legrand .... music publisher (uncredited)
Michel Legrand .... songs (uncredited)
Other crew
Annie Maurel .... script (as A. Maurel)
Charles Chieusse .... location manager (uncredited)
Rhona Kane .... publicist (uncredited)
Jeanne Marie Olivier .... production secretary (uncredited)
Peter Riethof .... english version (uncredited)
Agnès Varda .... coordinator: 2013 restored version (uncredited)
Paul Videlier .... accountant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les parapluies de Cherbourg" - France (original title)
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91 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR (restored version) (1992) | Mono
Australia:PG | Finland:S | France:U | Japan:G (2015) | Netherlands:AL (re-rating) (2008) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (re-rating) (1997) | USA:Unrated

Did You Know?

Rosalie Varda-Demy was a team member of this film's restoration project in 2013. She was the little girl in the black Mercedes (Geneviève's daughter) at the end of the film in 1963.See more »
Anachronisms: In the beginning of the film, set in 1957, there is a picture in Guy's locker at work of Marilyn Monroe wearing an orange boat-neck shirt, . The photograph was taken by George Barris in 1962 during her last photo shoot.See more »
Geneviève Emery:Roland Cassart will not want to marry me when he sees I've been knocked-up.
Madame Emery:Watch your language!
Geneviève Emery:Since neither you nor I had the courage to tell him the truth, now at least it will show. Do you believe he'll take me like this? If he refuses me as I am, it shows that he never had deep feelings for me.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Up in the Cellar (1970)See more »


If the movie came to the US in 1964, why was it up for the Oscars as a 1965 feature?
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84 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
It makes my heart ache just to think about it..., 19 September 2003
Author: thedavidovitch from Leeds, UK

Some things are so wonderful you can't quite believe they exist. A technicolour heaven with a young Catherine Deneuve at her most beguiling and beautiful in a film that's entirely sung in the most exquisite way? Pinch me, I still can't get over the fact this film exists.

Everyone has a film they return to when they're feeling jaded, sick of Hollywood or simply because it's raining outside. I have two films I turn to at these times. One is Singin' in the Rain; the other is this little gem. Both transport me to a world of colour, joy and heartache, yet both stay just the right side of sentimental too.

Of course the plot is a little convoluted; of course the entirely sung script makes it a little jarring at first - but just sit back and let Les Parapluies do its magic. You won't regret it. I promise ;-)

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