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A.k.a.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Year
1964
Runtime
91 min.
Director
Jacques Demy
Genres
Drama, Romance, Musical
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
18,775
Checks
5,640
Favs
624
Dislikes
75
Favs/checks
11.1% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Neville's avatar

    Neville

    Completely original and should have won the Oscar.

    I remember as a teenager being deeply moved by it when it first came out; now many years later it again struck me as fresh.

    It wears its formality lightly: even though every word is sung, the dialogue is close to natural, if slower than normal. Deep, rich, saturated (Eastman)color complements the depth of emotion. In the background is grand opera: Bizet's Carmen's tragic Romeo-and-Juliet theme in counterpoint.
    9 years 10 months ago
  2. MMDan's avatar

    MMDan

    I loved the colors and the singing dialogue. spoiler 6 years 7 months ago
  3. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Strange at first but when thought of as the most ingenious opera made, it takes on a whole life of its own. The words are more meaningful, the actions more deliberate and the romance more touching. Fabulous! 8 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #23 in IMDb's Musical Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #26 in Time Out's The 100 Best Romantic Films
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  3. This movie ranks #30 in Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
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  4. This movie ranks #40 in The Times's 100 Best French Films
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  5. This movie ranks #52 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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  6. This movie ranks #53 in Time Out's The 100 Best French Films
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  7. This movie ranks #72 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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  8. This movie ranks #157 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  9. This movie ranks #168 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  10. This movie ranks #236 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #310 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  12. This movie ranks #417 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #655 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  14. This movie ranks #677 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  15. This movie ranks #845 in The Criterion Collection
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  16. This movie ranks #934 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  17. This movie ranks #967 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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