The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother’s chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy’s return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

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Film Cast:

  • Geneviève Emery: Catherine Deneuve
  • Guy: Nino Castelnuovo
  • Madame Emery: Anne Vernon
  • Tante Élise: Mireille Perrey
  • Roland Cassard: Marc Michel
  • Madeleine: Ellen Farner
  • Aubin: Jean Champion
  • Bernard: Pierre Caden
  • Jean: Jean-Pierre Dorat
  • Gas Station Apprentice: Bernard Fradet
  • Umbrella Buyer: Michel Benoist
  • Garage Customer in 1957: Philippe Dumat
  • Girl in Cafe: Dorothée Blanck
  • Ginny: Jane Carat
  • Monsieur Dubourg: Harald Wolff
  • Geneviève Emery (singing voice): Danielle Licari
  • Guy Foucher (singing voice): José Bartel
  • Madame Emery (singing voice): Christiane Legrand
  • Roland Cassard (singing voice): Georges Blaness
  • Madeleine (singing voice, as C. Meunier): Claudine Meunier
  • Tante Élise (singing voice): Claire Leclerc
  • Waiter (uncredited): Patrick Bricard
  • Garage Customer in 1959 (uncredited): Jacques Camelinat
  • Mechanic in 1959 (uncredited): François Charet
  • Pierre – Mechanic (uncredited): Jean-Pierre Chizat
  • Le client égaré / Le serveur (singing voice): Jacques Demy
  • Mechanic in 1959 (uncredited): Bernard Garnier
  • Madame Germaine (uncredited): Gisèle Grandpré
  • François Foucher (uncredited): Hervé Legrand
  • Jean (singing voice) (uncredited): Michel Legrand
  • Girl in Cafe (uncredited): Myriam Michelson
  • First Removal Man (uncredited): Paul Pavel
  • Cafe Owner (uncredited): Roger Perrinoz
  • Françoise Cassard (uncredited): Rosalie Varda

Film Crew:

  • Assistant Set Decoration: Claude Pignot
  • Conductor: Michel Legrand
  • Director of Photography: Jean Rabier
  • Art Direction: Bernard Evein
  • Scenario Writer: Jacques Demy
  • Producer: Gilbert de Goldschmidt
  • Producer: Mag Bodard
  • Costume Design: Jacqueline Moreau
  • Editor: Anne-Marie Cotret
  • Publicist: Rhona Kane
  • Editor: Monique Teisseire
  • Other: Francis Lemarque
  • Assistant Editor: Gisèle Chézeau
  • Production Manager: Philippe Dussart
  • Assistant Director: Jean-Paul Savignac
  • Unit Production Manager: Maurice Urbain
  • Makeup Artist: Christine Fornelli
  • Still Photographer: Leo Weisse
  • Assistant Director: Klaus Müller-Laue
  • Script: Annie Maurel
  • Props: Joseph Gerhard
  • Second Assistant Director: André Flédérick
  • Camera Operator: Pierre Willemin
  • Camera Operator: Jean-Paul Lemaître
  • Producer: Pierre Lazareff
  • Location Manager: Charles Chieusse
  • Other: Maurice Bourbotte
  • Assistant Art Director: Jean Didenot
  • Electrician: Roger Delattre
  • Key Grip: Bernard Largemains
  • Costumer: Agnès Soulet
  • Production Secretary: Jeanne Marie Olivier
  • Accountant: Paul Videlier

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