Cyrano de Bergerac 1990

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Cyrano de Bergerac ★★★★ 1990 (R)

Depardieu brings to exhilarating life Rostand's well-loved play about the brilliant but grotesque-looking swordsman/ poet, afraid of nothing—except declaring his love to the beautiful Roxanne (Brochet). But Cyrano expresses his own feelings by helping handsome (but tongue-tied) fellow soldier Christian (Perez) woo Roxanne instead. One of France's costliest modern productions, a multi-award winner for its cast, costumes, music and sets. English subtitles (by Anthony Burgess) are designed to capture the intricate rhymes of the original French dialogue. 135m/C VHS, DVD . FR Gerard Depardieu, Jacques Weber, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Roland Bertin, Josiane Stoleru, Philippe Volter, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Pierre Maguelon; D: Jean-Paul Rappeneau; W: Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean-Paul Rappeneau; C: Pierre Lhomme; M: Jean-Claude Petit. Oscars '90: Costume Des.; Cannes '90: Actor (Depardieu); Cesar '91: Actor (Depardieu), Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Costume Des., Director (Rappeneau), Film, Sound, Support. Actor (Weber), Score; Golden Globes '91: Foreign Film.