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."
Cyrano de Bergerac knows no fear. He is a Gascon army officer and a swordsman whose skills with the blade are unrivalled. But, behind the majestic bravado lies a tortured soul, for Cyrano is a romantic poet who longs for a love that always seems to elude him. The object of his passion comes in the shape of his cousin, the beautiful Roxane, and the object of his torment comes in the shape of his very long nose...
Magnificent sets and costumes, a wonderful score and a cast of thousands make this 1990 French epic a cinematic masterpiece.
Movie Show interview with Gerard Depardieu (10 mins)
The Legend of Cyrano essay
Roger Ebert Review
Awards and Nominations