Jose Ferrer stars as the poetry-spouting soldier with the oversized nose in this classic 1950 adaptation of Edmond Rostand's romantic tragedy. Expressing his feelings through the handsome but inarticulate Christian, the ugly but eloquent Cyrano pours his heart out to the lovely Roxanne, who inturn falls in love with Christian, not realizing that Cyrano has aroused her passion.
France's favourite literary character the long-nosed romantic poet and dauntless officer, is brought to life through the award-winning performance of Gerard Depardieu, described by Vincent Canby of the New York Times as "the definitive Cyrano."" Magnificent sets and costumes, a wonderful score and a cast of thousands make this 1990 French epic a cinematic masterpiece.
Gerard Depardieu interview
Legend of Cyrano essay
Roger Ebert Review