About

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...

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Directed by

Jacques Demy

Written by

Jacques Demy (Screenplay)

Runtime

91 minutes

Country

Germany, France

Language

French

Tagline

a film for all the young lovers of the world

Cast

Keywords

musical war 1960s normandy 1950s single letter umbrella car mechanic

Photos

Lists

#172 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Score - Substantially Original

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment