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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

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

Writers:

Edmond Rostand (play), Jean-Paul Rappeneau (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Cyrano De Bergerac
Anne Brochet ... Roxane
Vincent Perez ... Christian de Neuvillette
Jacques Weber ... Comte De Guiche
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Ragueneau
Philippe Morier-Genoud Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Le Bret
Pierre Maguelon ... Carbon de Castel-Jaloux
Josiane Stoléru Josiane Stoléru ... The Duenna
Anatole Delalande Anatole Delalande ... The Child
Alain Rimoux Alain Rimoux ... The Father
Philippe Volter Philippe Volter ... Vicomte de Valvert
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Lignière
Louis Navarre Louis Navarre ... The Bore
Gabriel Monnet Gabriel Monnet ... Montfleury
François Marié François Marié ... Bellerose
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Storyline

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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letter | nose | poet | french | starving | See All (42) »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyrano See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,140,007
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Gérard Depardieu and Vincent Perez play rivals for the affections of Roxanne. In real life, they would both father a child with Karine Silla. The daughter fathered by Depardieu is even named Roxane Depardieu. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man at Theatre: Fifteen sous! I get in free.
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Connections

Version of Cyrano de Bergerac (1909) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Now That's What I Call Acting!
31 October 2004 | by frankwhatSee all my reviews

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 out...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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