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Edmond Rostand (play)
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1 December 1990 (USA) See more »
Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 34 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gérard Depardieu ... Cyrano De Bergerac

Anne Brochet ... Roxane

Vincent Perez ... Christian de Neuvillette
Jacques Weber ... Comte De Guiche
Roland Bertin ... Ragueneau
Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Le Bret

Pierre Maguelon ... Carbon de Castel-Jaloux
Josiane Stoléru ... The Duenna
Anatole Delalande ... The Child
Alain Rimoux ... The Father
Philippe Volter ... Vicomte de Valvert
Jean-Marie Winling ... Lignière
Louis Navarre ... The Bore
Gabriel Monnet ... Montfleury
François Marié ... Bellerose
Pierre Triboulet ... Jodelet
Baptiste Roussillon ... First Soldier
Christian Roy ... Second Soldier
Jacques Pater ... The Footpad
Christian Loustau ... Cadet
Alain Perez ... Cadet
Franck Jazédé ... Cadet
Eric Bernard ... Cadet
Frank Ramon ... Cadet
Alain Dumas ... Cadet
Hervé Pauchon ... Cadet
Luc Alexander
Pierre Aussedat ... First Marquis
Yves Aubert ... Second Marquis
Jean-Damien Barbin ... Conceited Young Man
Gérard Beaume
Cécile Camp ... Gremione
Dominique Chevalier (as Dominique Chevallier)
Nicole Chomo
Christine Culerier ... Uranie

Michel Fau ... Ragueneau's 2nd Poet
Nicole Félix ... The Matron
Catherine Ferran ... Lise Ragueneau
Éric Frey ... Second 'Precious' Poet
Claudine Gabay ... Bad-tempered Nun
Balázs Galkó
Philippe Girard ... De Guiche's Officer
Amélie Gonin ... Sister Marthe
Isabelle Gruault ... Sister Claire
François-Xavier Hoffman

Sandrine Kiberlain ... Sister Colette
Françoise Lervy
Madeleine Marion ... Mother Superior
Georges Mavros
Vincent Nemeth ... Ragueneau's 1st Poet
Jérôme Nicolin ... The Monk

Quentin Ogier ... Baker's Boy
Lucien Pascal ... The Academician
Eric Picou ... First `Precious' Poet
Stéphane Roux

Ludivine Sagnier ... The Little Sister
Maurice Sarfati
Marc Soriano
Benoît Vergne ... Lysimon
Louise Vincent ... Ironing Nun
Laurent Vivier
Michel Vuillermoz
Vincent Winterhalter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stéphane Slima

Directed by
Jean-Paul Rappeneau 
Writing credits
Edmond Rostand (play)

Jean-Paul Rappeneau (adaptation) and
Jean-Claude Carrière (adaptation)

Produced by
René Cleitman .... producer
Michel Seydoux .... producer
André Szöts .... producer: Hungary
Original Music by
Kurt Kuenne 
Jean-Claude Petit 
Cinematography by
Pierre Lhomme 
Film Editing by
Noëlle Boisson 
Production Design by
Ezio Frigerio 
Jacques Rouxel 
Set Decoration by
Jacques Rouxel 
Costume Design by
Franca Squarciapino 
Makeup Department
Michèle Burke .... makeup artist
Marianne Collette .... assistant makeup artist
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... makeup artist
Gabriella Németh .... hair stylist (as Gabi Nemeth)
Production Management
Francis Barrois .... assistant unit manager
Gérard Gaultier .... production manager
Eric Hubert .... assistant unit manager
Marc Vadé .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thierry Chabert .... first assistant director
Art Department
Yves Domenjoud .... carpenter
Peter Hammond .... head Painter France
Zoltán Horváth .... set dresser
Thierry Rouxel .... props
Lajos E. Szabó .... stand-by painter
Sound Department
Bernard Chaumeil .... boom operator
Pierre Gamet .... sound
Jean Goudier .... sound editor
Michel Kharat .... boom operator
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronisation
Eric Tisserand .... sound assistant
Special Effects by
Isabelle Tillou .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Frederic Moreau .... optical effects
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunts
Alain Barbier .... stunts
Sandor Bertalan .... stunts
Sándor Boros .... stunts
Michel Carliez .... stunts: maitre d'armes
Albert Goldberg .... stunts
László Imre .... stunts
Péter Katona .... stunt performer
György Kivés .... stunts
Ferenc Novinecz .... stunts
Miklós Pardányi .... stunt performer
Tamás Pintér .... stunts: Hongrie
Philippe Zone .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Yves Agostini .... camera operator
Benoît Barbier .... still photographer
Claude Bourdais .... grip
François Hernandez .... first assistant "b" camera
János Kende .... camera operator
Jean-Yves Le Poulain .... first assistant camera
Tariel Meliava .... second assistant camera
Jacques Monge .... steadicam operator
Casting Department
Pascale Béraud .... extras casting director
Cedric Delelée .... casting trainee
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea Friebert .... dresser
Péter Palotás .... dresser
Gabor Szabo .... dresser
Editorial Department
Claire Sels .... assistant editor
Location Management
Gabriel Angi-Dobos .... location manager
Music Department
Chris Clad .... soundtrack production
Other crew
Anthony Burgess .... subtitler: English
André Couture .... horses and carriages
René Couture .... horses and carriages
François Hardy .... horses and carriages
William Hobbs .... fight arranger
Michael Mendelsohn .... banker/production financier
Harmel Sbraire .... coach: actors
Géza Varga .... caterer

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137 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Edmond Rostand's original play identifies one character as "a Musketeer." This Musketeer compliments Cyrano after his duel with Valvert, and is later the one who remarks to Cyrano, after seeing him embrace Christian, that they are allowed to talk about his nose again. The earlier scene identifies him as D'Artagnan - which may identify him as the same D'Artagan who is the hero of Alexandre Dumas's novels. Appropriately, both Gérard Depardieu and José Ferrer have appeared in adaptations of the last novel in that series, The Vicomte of Braggelone. Depardieu played Porthos in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998/I), and Ferrer played Athos in The Fifth Musketeer (1979).See more »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Now That's What I Call Acting!, 31 October 2004
Author: frankwhat from Lakewood, NJ

All I have to say is wow! I think it's safe to say that these French don't mess around when it comes to acting. Gérard Depardieu was absolutely brilliant as Cyrano himself and it was such a refreshing pace from the garbage I've seen recently. This was definitely one of the most brilliant performances in late film history. Yes the acting was theatrical but that was the only real way to carry it would've stunk if they modernized it just for the cameras, I'm sure other versions have done this and that's why you don't hear too much about them. I thought it was funny that Vincent Perez was such a proper performer in this and then they made him Eric Draven in "The Crow" sequel which was far from good. Just everything about this movie was well done and while it was very romantic it didn't do it in a mushy kind of way that'd turn off guys that aren't really big on that stuff such as myself. There was some decent swashbuckling but it's not one you'd choose for the action itself per say. Just watching this made me really want to read the book because the script was simply genius and nothing less.

The poetic lines sounded like silk feels and I highly recommend this to any couples out there that are looking for a little revitalization!

Final Gesture:

Movies: It's long but I think I'd make it through just to give it due credit.

DVD Purchase: The idea is gnawing away at the back of my mind.

Rental: YES!

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