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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Weber ...
Roland Bertin ...
Philippe Morier-Genoud ...
Carbon de Castel-Jaloux
Josiane Stoléru ...
The Duenna
Anatole Delalande ...
The Child
Alain Rimoux ...
The Father
Philippe Volter ...
Louis Navarre ...
The Bore
Gabriel Monnet ...
François Marié ...


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)  »

Also Known As:

Cyrano  »


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The title character was a real historical person. He was born in 1619 and died in 1655. Although there is no real evidence that he actually could compose and recite a poem while dueling, and time his poem so that he could finish the poem and kill his opponent at the same time, he did write the earliest science-fiction books on record, two hundred-fifty years before Jules Verne wrote his. There is also no evidence that he ever wrote another man's love letters. See more »


[first lines]
Man at Theatre: Fifteen sous! I get in free.
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Hopelessly Romantic?
4 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

If you are a hopelessly romantic guy like me, you will love this movie. :) It is very poetic and moving. The english sub-titles forces you to really pay attention to the words, which are the best part of the movie. French IS the language of love, so they say. I bet your girlfriend will like it too! (In case you don't have a girlfriend, you can watch it and think of yourself as a diamond in the rough, romantic, poetic and underappreciated, just Cyrano. :p

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