Cyrano de BergeracDecember 1, 1990
Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Release Year: 1990
Rating: 7.6/10 (11,329 voted)
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez
A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac falls in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one fault in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his rapier-sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him. He resorts to writing letters to her on behalf of one of his cadets, Christian, who is also in love with Roxane but just doesn't know how to tell her. She falls for the poetic charm of the letters but believes that they were written by Christian.
Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière, Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Cyrano De Bergerac
Christian de Neuvillette
Comte De Guiche
Carbon de Castel-Jaloux
Vicomte de Valvert
Release Date: 1 December 1990
Filming Locations: Abbaye de Fontenay, Montbard, Côte-d'Or, France
Did You Know?
Roxane really existed, she really was Cyrano's cousin, and she really did marry a baron whose surname was De Neuvillette. However, there is no evidence whatsoever that he and Cyrano were both in love with Roxane.
Man at Theatre:
Fifteen sous! I get in free.
Translated? You don't say.
The subtitles in this movie are done so well, one almost forgets the movie
was done in French. The words seem to glide effortlessly off of Gerard
Depardieu's tongue, as if only he were meant to speak them. It almost
you jealous of Cirano's eloquence. Even those with no appreciation of
poetry whatsoever can still find this movie entertaining. The action is
enthralling; the cinematography, endearing; the movie, entertaining. A
see film if you enjoy poetry, romance, humor, action, suspense, period
pieces, aesthetically pleasing images, theatre, French, English, other
languages, large noses, good movies, or any combination of the above. In
short, rent it, buy it or steal it. Just make sure you watch it. And
blame me if you get caught stealing it.