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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:
... Cyrano De Bergerac
... Roxane
... Christian de Neuvillette
Jacques Weber ... Comte De Guiche
Roland Bertin ... Ragueneau
Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Le Bret
... 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
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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 English subtitles use Anthony Burgess' translation of the play text, which preserves the rhyming alexandrines of Edmond Rostand's French text. See more »

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[first lines]
Man at Theatre: Fifteen sous! I get in free.
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Translated? You don't say.
23 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

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 makes 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 must 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 don't blame me if you get caught stealing it.


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