Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)


(out of 5)

 is a compelling Cyrano, a nobleman with a laughably big nose who falls in love with the beautiful Roxane () but instantly assumes he cannot have her because of his face. When a young soldier () confides to Cyrano that he is in love with Roxane, Cyrano coaches him in how to woo her, helping him write letters and even going with Perez to her house late at night to spout poetry while hiding in the bushes. The outcome of the story is well known to most, but the experience of it in this film is lyrical and moving. Though it could definitely be shorter, its stunning production detail and intelligent characters make for a memorable experience.

Caméra One, Centre National de la Cinématographie, DD Productions, Films A2, Hachette Première, Investors Club, Sofinergie 1, Union Générale Cinématographique

France, 1990

Directed by

Screenplay by , Jean-Paul Rappeneau, based on the play by

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by ,

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

National Board of Review Awards 1990.  

New York Film Critics Awards 1990.  

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1990

Academy Award
Best Costume Design (Franca Squarciapino)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gerard Depardieu as “Cyrano De Bergerac”)
Best Art Direction (art direction: Ezio Frigerio; set decoration: Jacques Rouxel)
Best Foreign Language Film (France)
Best Makeup (Michele Burke, Jean-Pierre Eychenne)

Golden Globe Award
Best Foreign Language Film (France)

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