The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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Jacques Demy's 1964 pop-art opera on film, which won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, was restored to it original rich color and crispness in 1992, and has now received a new remastering to fully take advantage of digital technology. The resulting image, letterboxed to 1.66:1 with enhancements for 16 x 9 widescreen presentation, is of demonstration quality, so bright that the colors -- all of starting purity -- practically pour off the screen and so sharp that you can observe the textures of skin and ...
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Jacques Demy's 1964 pop-art opera on film, which won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, was restored to it original rich color and crispness in 1992, and has now received a new remastering to fully take advantage of digital technology. The resulting image, letterboxed to 1.66:1 with enhancements for 16 x 9 widescreen presentation, is of demonstration quality, so bright that the colors -- all of starting purity -- practically pour off the screen and so sharp that you can observe the textures of skin and clothing in the medium shots. Also, it's matched by the audio track, a rich and full-volumed presentation of Michel Legrand's music that's a match for any audiophile CD playback one might care to imagine. Additionally, the subtitles -- although they are in the picture area -- are amber with thin black outlines for easy and unobtrusive use. The 92-minute movie has been given a generous 23 chapters, and is accompanied by an eight-minute excerpt from Agnès Varda's documentary The World of Jacques Demy devoted specifically to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which is enlightening and informative, and gives some measure of the movie's impact, both in France and around the world as well as a loving portrait of the filmmaker. The only other bonus is a set of trailers devoted to a handful of other foreign films distributed by Koch Lorber.
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Special Features

Excerpt from Agnès Varda's "The World of Jacques Demy"
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
A visually intoxicating "film in music," Jacques Demy's Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964) pays homage to the Hollywood musical while undercutting the genre's candy-coated sentiment. Focusing on daily rituals and a typical story of young love and thwarted dreams, within an ultra-romantic riot of color and nonstop music and singing, Demy lifts the film above its mundane context while staying true to its unvarnished view of class divisions and youthful fantasy. With all the dialogue sung to Michel Legrand's score, from gas station business to the declaration of devotion between Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo, and the polychromatic costumes coordinated to match production designer Bernard Evein's ornate wallpaper and newly-repainted Cherbourg locations, Demy creates the ultimate musical dream world. Yet that world is ruled by bourgeois prejudices that no adolescent romance can subvert, even on a snowy Christmas night. Winner of the Palme d'Or and Best Actress prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg became an international sensation, turning neophyte Deneuve into a star and garnering Oscar nominations for Demy's script, Legrand's score, and the transcendent ballad "I Will Wait for You." Badly faded by the 1970s, it was re-released and restored to its original brilliance in 1992, after years of effort by Demy, Deneuve, Legrand, and Demy's widow, Agnès Varda.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2004
  • UPC: 741952301493
  • Original Release: 1964
  • Source: Koch Lorber Films
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Deneuve Genevieve Emery
Nino Castelnuovo Guy
Anne Vernon Madame Emery
Marc Michel Roland Cassard
Ellen Farner Madeleine
Mireille Perrey Aunt Elise
Alfred Wolff
Jean Champion Aubin
Philippe Dumat
Dorothée Blanc Girl in Cafe
Harald Wolff Dubourg
Paul Pavel
Rosalie Varda Francoise Cassard
Technical Credits
Jacques Demy Director, Screenwriter
Mag Bodard Producer
Anne-Marie Cotret Editor
Gilbert de Goldschmidt Producer
Bernard Evein Art Director
Michel Legrand Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Jacqueline Moreau Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean Rabier Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [2:37]
2. November, 1937 [2:49]
3. Geneviève [1:42]
4. Aunt Alise [2:29]
5. A Night Out [4:46]
6. My Little Girl [2:40]
7. Taxes Due [2:41]
8. Jewelry Shop [4:18]
9. Mr. Cassard [3:27]
10. My Love [6:21]
11. Two Years [3:15]
12. Farewell [4:38]
13. January, 1958 [4:57]
14. You Are My King [2:45]
15. Three Months [4:51]
16. February, 1958 [2:38]
17. March, 1958 [6:32]
18. April, 1958 [3:12]
19. March, 1959 [5:14]
20. April, 1959 [6:52]
21. I'm Asking [2:10]
22. June, 1959 [3:13]
23. December, 1963 [7:02]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound
      Audio: 2.0 Mono
      Subtitles: English Subtitles - On
      Subtitles: English Subtitles - Off
   Extras
      Excerpt From Agnes Varda's "The World of Jacques Demy"
      Also Available From Koch Lorber Films
         Children of the Century
         On Guard
         Very Annie Mary
         God Is Great, I Am Not
         Safe Conduct
         Play All
   Koch Lorber Films Online
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a delight for the ear and eye. The music by Michel Legrand is sublime and the performers are perfect in this all-singing movie. A non-French speaker, I had no trouble at all enjoying every moment of the film except when I had the handkerchief at my face wiping away the tears that seem to come each and every time I watch. One of the best films I have ever seen!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of a kind -- a masterpiece!

    "Les Parapluies" is a must-see for anyone who loves the French language, and for those who appreciate good 60's cool jazz stylings. The dialogue is easily understood, even with just high school French proficiency, and the subtitles are easy to follow. The sets and costumes create a little world of 60's France for the viewer, transporting you to Cherbourg of the 1960's. The acting is flawless, as are the vocals and instrumentals. (The actors do not do the singing, but you wouldn't know it.) Highly recommended. I watch it over and over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    luv this film so much...

    first fell in love with this movie when it was shown during foreign language week in my high school back in 1975 (took French in high school), and loved it. i saw it again back in the early 90s on VHS, but was glad it was remastered digitally and put on dvd just recently, which I purchased from this site. little bit disappointed with the 'extras' as there was a short piece on jacques demy doing an interview...came to like the interview so much that i hoped it could have been extended... This is STILL the BEST movie I have ever viewed!!! It is greater than the maximum 5 stars!!! I cannot grow tired of this film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie will surprise you...

    I am not usually a big fan of foreign language films, however this is no ordinary movie. The beauty of the colors and the music made 'Umbrellas' magical. It was so easy to follow along, and it was mezmerizing to watch the story unfold. This is one of the best...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2002

    A real tear-jerker

    I thought I was immune to crying during a movie. Wrong! The Umbrellas of Cherbourg made me feel like I was in love for the very first time...every time I watched it. The colors are vibrant, the photography is almost alive in it's simplicity. You can almost believe you're really in Cherbourg, following the characters through their ordeals and passions, and the ultimate discovery that love is never ideal: it is a compromise, much as a walk in the rain sometimes requires an umbrella. Did I like this film? Just let me say 'oui!'; I am now learning to speak french.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000

    The greatest movie and musical ever

    This movie moved and touched me. Every time i see it, a tear comes to my eye. The melodies are breathtaking. A pure hit! I love this movie and have puchased 12 copies of it so far! If only there were more movies like this!

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