Les parapluies de Cherbourg





Is it finished?

The engine still knocks

when it's cold, but that's normal:


Can you stay an extra hour?

Tonight, it's a problem:

But I think Pierre is free:

Pierre, can you stay tonight?

Check the ignition

on the gentleman's Mercedes:

Are you coming to the game?

No, I can't:

Are you going?


Aubin asked me

to stay overtime... No way!

Tonight is special!

I'm going to the theater:

What are they playing?


I don't like operas:

Movies are better:

I'm going dancing tonight:

Give me a smoke:

All that singing

gives me a pain:

I like movies better:

You've said so already:

See you tomorrow:

My love...

Oh my love:


my little Genevive:

Guy, I love you:

You smell of gasoline:

It's just another perfume:

Guy, I love you

Oh Guy, I love you:

A customer, I must run:

See you at 8

in front of the theater:

I've thought of you all day!

Would you like

to go dancing later?

If you wish:

Can I help you?

An umbrella:

Where were you?

Just across the street:

Have you decided

which kind you would like?

An umbrella:

A black umbrella:

Genevive, show the gentleman

the umbrellas:

Is that you, Guy?

Good evening, Aunt Elise:

Good evening, my boy:

How are your legs?

Fine, my boy:

What are you up to?

I'm hungry:

You'll spoil your appetite:

I do what I please:

Calm down and talk to me:

I haven't much time:

You seem very nervous:

I'm going out:


None of your business:

I think it is:

With a girl:

Do you love her?

It could be:

Tell me the truth:

Yes, I love her:

What's the matter?

You're crying!

No, I'm not:

I can see that you are:

Is it because you are lonely?

I am not lonely:

I have my books:

Madeleine will give me my shot:

She will keep me company:

What then?

Maybe happiness

makes me sad:

That's silly:

You big brute,

you're messing up my hair:

Good evening, Guy:

Good evening, Madeleine:

You are sad:

You seem happy:

Does it show?

I had a terrible time...


Persuading Mother:

It was getting late,

and the seamstress was late:



it is still full of pins:

You know,

I think

she suspects something:



When I said I was going

to the theater with Ccile,

she gave me

a funny look:

What kind of a look?

Like that:

She knows quite well

that Ccile hates shows,

and as I am a very bad liar...

That's what you say!

I assure you, I'm very awkward:

I stammered, I blushed...

I immediately

changed the subject:

Something squeezed:



The same:

Do you love me?

A mambo, let's go!

I should have changed shoes:

We will have children:

I will call my daughter


And if it's a boy?

It will be a girl:

We've always had girls

in the family:

One o'clock:

If Mother is not asleep,

what a scene there will be:

I should wear make-up,

don't you think?

You're lovely as you are:

A little bit here:



We will sell umbrellas:

No, not umbrellas:

We will sell the shop:

We will buy a gas station:

Why? What an idea!

All white, with an office,

you will see:

You'll smell of gas all day:

What happiness...

We will be very happy...

And we will stay in love...

You haven't told your mother?

Not yet:

Why? You're a coward:

You must not get mad:

I know what she will say:


"My little girl, you're crazy:

Thinking of marriage at your age!"

My little girl, you're crazy:

Thinking of marriage at 16!


In love!

Am I too ugly or too stupid?

No, you're not ugly:

You're not the fairest of them all,

but you're neither ugly nor dumb:

The thing is,

you have plenty of time:

You think you are in love:

But love is something different:

You do not just fall

in love with a face

that you've seen in the street:

He is a young man

whom I've met several times

and he loves me:

We want to get married:

You do not answer?

I am flabbergasted:

I went with him

to the theater last night:


So you lied to me and...

you admit it

without any shame:

There is no shame

in wanting to get married:

At your age, there is...

well, no...

You are a little girl,

very little:

You know nothing:

It's not with what you taught me

that I can manage:

When I married your Dad,

I knew nothing:

That's not something

to brag about:

The paint shop, please?

Next door:

How old is he?



he hasn't been in the army:

He lives with his godmother,

the lady who raised him:

He only has me,

and you will see,

he is very handsome:

I will see nothing at all:

But Mother...

Go upstairs to the apartment:

It is time to fix lunch:


We are ruined!

You always exaggerate:

80,000 francs I have to pay

before the 15th:
Is that funny?

And if you don't pay?

They will seize our property:

I will get a job:

What sort of a job?


Post Office or City Hall?

Why not?

You understand,

if I get married,

Guy and I will work,

and we will help you:

But, my little girl,

it is out of the question

for you to marry:

Take that away:

You're in my way:


what can he do?

Can he support you?

Raise children?

He's not rich:

We will live modestly,

and we won't have

children right away:

No, but one at least:

He is not the one

who will pay my taxes:

There isn't a penny left

in the till:

Sell your jewels:

My jewels, never!

What good are they?

You don't even look at them:

What if there's

an emergency?

What is happening,

isn't it an emergency?

Impossible! If I'd sell

my jewels, I'd feel...

stripped and naked:

Find something else:

Something else?

We have nothing:

Then, sell the shop:


What will we live on?

After all, a jewel is just a jewel:

Should I change

my hair style?

My engagement ring...

It's atrocious:

This bracelet...

I could never wear it:

Nobody will want that:

And your necklace?

My necklace, you think?

That'd be a crime:

No, I'll never part with it:

Anyway, it's probably fake:

Come on! After all,

it's not that pretty:

This afternoon,

we will go to Mr: Dubourg:

Then I'll have my hair done:

How beautiful!

Truly marvelous:

Isn't it?

This is a mighty stone...

if I may say so...

Here are

rubies, sapphires, emeralds:

Ali Baba's cave:

The jewels...

of Sleeping Beauty:

Hello, Mrs:

Hello, Miss Genevive:

Hello, Mr:

Allow me...


The young miss...

has become very pretty:

It's been such a long time...

since I had the pleasure...

But what can I do for you?

You may speak frankly:

We are in

an embarrassing situation:

Genevive helps me

as much as she can:

It has nothing to do with her:

But I have heavy expenses

and I thought...


I have a payment to meet

and if I don't,

consequences will be dire:

So I come to you

as to my savior...

I hesitated a long time,

and Genevive,

who is the voice

of wisdom and reason,

persuaded me...

It breaks my heart

to be forced to give up

this jewel, which to me


I understand, dear Madame,

but my business is risky

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Jacques Demy

Jacques Demy (French: [ʒak dəmi]; 5 June 1931 – 27 October 1990) was a French director, lyricist, and screenwriter. He appeared in the wake of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. Demy's films are celebrated for their sumptuous visual style. Demy's style drew upon such diverse sources as classic Hollywood musicals, the documentary realism of his New Wave colleagues, fairy-tales, jazz, Japanese manga, and the opera. His films contain overlapping continuity (i.e., characters cross over from film to film), lush musical scores (typically composed by Michel Legrand) and motifs like teenaged love, labor rights, incest, and the intersection between dreams and reality. He is best known for the two musicals he directed in the mid-1960s: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). more…

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    Am searching for the original version of the movie in French
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