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The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

4

It's raining Cath and dogs

Catherine Deneuve gambolled her way to international attention in this primary-coloured operetta.

Every line of dialogue is sung, making it a cult item and, from another perspective, a half-century old pre-make of R. Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet.

The music barely switches gears to distinguish between the meaningful and the mundane, blanketing every scene in an absurdity that bewilders as much as it charms.

The film gets stuck in an odd alt-reality – but there’s still something in the lilting, chirping nothings shared between the film’s young lovers.

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