Cyrano de Begerac is joyous, witty, a poet, a leader and filled with plenty of charisma and bravado in 17th Century France. He has only one flaw: an unusually long nose which makes him unattractive to any woman. Thus, he cannot have the woman he loves, his cousin Roxanne. Roxanne loves an officer in his army who gets tongue-tied in front of women. Who will Roxanne love? Will Cyrano ever find love? Or will he find happiness in helping the officer woo Roxanne? This is a story of split personalities, human frailty and unrequited love.Written by
"CYRANO DE BERGERAC" duplicates on the screen its enormous stage triumphs. Filmed entirely in natural colors, with a mammoth cast of 5,000, "Cyrano" is a production of overwhelming beauty, full of spectacular action, daredevil romance and delicious comedy. See more »
Though not as good the 1950 version due to an imperfect by the guy playing Cyrano, this movie needs to be seen to study its basque tones and exquisite look which captures 17th Century France perfectly. The love story is good and the look on Roxanne and Cyrano's face in the final scene is priceless. The make-up artist deserves a special acknowledgement for that alone. As, I said, watch to see an example of how the cinematogaphy, art design, costume design and make-up of a movie can help to elevate it.
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