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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

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

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

$5,820,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,822,041
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film's first U.S. Premiere was in New York on November 16, 1990. This is forty years to the day since the U.S. Premiere of the 1950 film Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), which starred José Ferrer. See more »

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Man at Theatre: Fifteen sous! I get in free.
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A Love For The Arts
15 March 2006 | by felicianicholsonSee all my reviews

If you are one to enjoy movies of romance, comedy, tragedy, and suspense, then this movie is for you. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie. Though I am not a fluent French speaker, the subtitles helped me, and could help anyone to still experience the same emotions as though it was in their native language. Gerard Depardieu's talented acting has a knack for captivating the viewer. The personality of his character, is the personality that any man wishes he could have... witty, sharp, and of course, excellent with words and finding comebacks for insults, which are constantly thrown at him because of the size of his nose. His charming ways of speaking would make any woman fall in love with him, as we saw with Roxanne, though his physical appearance is one to put many off. The extremely good looking Christian (played by Vincent Perez) has the opposite qualities. A very handsome appearance, but finds it very hard to express his feelings in words. Then there is Roxanne (Anne Brochet), who was supposed to be beautiful (though I do not find her at all appealing) and was the one who both these men were in love with. Out of all the actors, I think that she did the poorest job out of all of them. She seems to be extremely ignorant and naive, and she is portrayed just as a silly little girl.

I heartily recommend this movie for anyone who appreciates the arts and has an interest in comedy and has an interest for history.


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