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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

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Carbon de Castel-Jaloux
Josiane Stoléru ...
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Louis Navarre ...
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François Marié ...
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A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one curse 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. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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1 December 1990 (USA)  »

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$15,140,007
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The appearance of the Comte de Guiche in the play and film represents another connection to Alexandre Dumas's Musketeer novels. As referenced in the play, the Comte (Antoine de Gramont III) was married to Cardinal Richelieu's niece. Richelieu was the antagonist in the original Three Musketeers. He also makes a brief appearance in the second Musketeer novel, Twenty Years After. His son, Armand de Gramont, is a major character in that novel and the final one, The Viscount of Bragelonne. See more »

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Man at Theatre: Fifteen sous! I get in free.
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Version of ABC Afterschool Specials: Cyrano (1974) See more »

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Cyrano de Bergerac : a great introduction to the richness of French culture.
28 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Cyrano de Bergerac is one of the most perfect films made in French language.It is a film which must be shown to all connoisseurs of French culture as it makes for the most perfect introduction to French civilization.The greatness of Cyrano is universal as he teaches us some of the most essential human values such as friendship,love, sadness and trust.It is a film for which everybody has worked hard under the leadership of French auteur Jean Paul Rappeneau.There is an air of authenticity in the portrayal of France circa late 1900s.This has been achieved by creating magnificent sets,marvelous costumes and a cast of many junior artists.Jean Paul Rappeneau allows us to be transported to a time when innumerable duels were fought over women, pure love was omnipotent and poets and artists were venerated.When we watch this film,we come to realize that Gerard Depardieu is exceptionally great as troubled Cyrano who has hidden many deep secrets in his heart.It is due to the greatness of his personality that we choose to own his sadness in order to lessen his pain.There are no so many films which can have such an effect on movie goers. This is the best virtue of this historical drama.


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