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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Poster

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In the beginning, a black car rolls into the garage where Guy works, and Guy is asked to assist with the car's problems. This car is actually Roland Cassard's and it can be seen two more times: when Roland visits the umbrella shop to give Ms. Emery the money for her pearl necklace, and again as the wedding car. The license plate is the same and can be seen in this latter scene and in the very first.
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.
Favorite film of writer/director Damien Chazelle.
The children in the final scene have personal connections to the filmmakers: Genevieve's daughter Françoise is played by Jacques Demy's adopted daughter by Agnes Varda, Rosalie Varda-Demy; and Guy's son François is played by composer Michel Legrand's son.
All the dialogue in the film is sung.
Roland tells Genevieve's mother he once loved a woman named "Lola." "Lola" is a Demy film from 1961, in which Marc Michel plays the same character of Roland.
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Stage adaptations in New York (1979), Paris (1979), Los Angeles (1979), London (1980), Tokyo (1983), Denmark (2014).
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Director Damien Chazelle cites this film as a principal source of inspiration for his Oscar-nominated La La Land (2016). It's also one of his all-time favorites.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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