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Fascinating and original,
This review is from: The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg [DVD]  (DVD)
A musical film, where all the dialogue is delivered in song, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg is a fascinating and unique work. Starring the wonderful Catherine Deneuve, the plot is a fairly standard melodrama about the betrayal of young love. Apart from the fact that it's a musical, the film's most striking characteristic is the wonderful use of colour. Many films made around this time took up the relatively new tool of colour with joyful abandon, and the use throughout Les Parapluies de Cherbourg of bright, saturated colours gives the film a fascinating and engaging visual flavour. A real delight to watch.