The umbrellas of Cherbourg

A Scripted Freelance Writer Writing Sample

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a french movie directed by Jaques Demy in 1964 that is very strange but also great. All the dialogs on the movie are sang, all and every one of them (they used to do the same thing in popular operas) creating a strange and poignant world. This Nouvelle vague movie is the story of a first love with a lot of sadness, because you don't always get in life what you hoped for. We're not going to tell you the end so you can enjoy yourself every revelation that happens, but we can tell you that is a love story between Genevieve and Guy; her working at the family umbrellas store, him working on a garage and that everything is great until he gets enlisted and has to go to Algeria. And... that's all we're going to tell you about it... It's a moving story and even if it's always sung it takes itself seriously. Demy was a fan of american musicals and it shows in many images and scenes of the movie. This was also the film that showed the world a young and beautiful Catherine Deneuve in the starring role and made some songs that were hits in Europe. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a very unique film where, once you're watching it you stop finding strange that they are always singing; it's totally normal to you and, not only that, the story moves you greatly. It's a very special an unique movie that we recommend greatly.

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