The Umbrellas of Cherbourg The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

a film for all the young lovers of the world

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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gaby 48 films

"this is embarrassing": aka that time barry jenkins raided the criterion closet.

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