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Cyrano de Bergerac [DVD] [World Films]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A famed 17th century writer courageously makes enemies of France's polite society by exposing their hypocrisies in political pamphlets. But his bravery in politics does not extend to romance. Cyrano de Bergerac, pining away for love of his cousin Roxanne, refuses to reveal his affections for fear that she will find his grotesque form unappealing. Instead, Cyrano teaches the beautiful but stupid Christian how to woo Roxanne. Though she initially finds Christian attractive, it is his beautiful poetry and gorgeously written letters -- all penned by Cyrano -- that win her heart. Christian dies in battle before he ever has the chance to tell Roxanne the truth, and Cyrano keeps the secret until his own death.

    Cannes Best Actor 1990 Grard Depardieu French Actor/Director

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1005998

  • Credits
    Grard Depardieu, Gerard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber, Roland Bertin
  • Critic Reviews
    "...CYRANO is more than a career culmination for Depardieu; it's a startling surprise...a towering performance, magnificent and moving..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Both battle scenes and the film's interior lighting ooze feeling and mood..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...[Depardieu's performance is his] own magical achievement. It is expansive, funny, gross, dainty, and always humane....[It] finds surprising new life in a theatrical antique..."
    New York Times

    "...This CYRANO is a film of dash and vigor, an exceptionally graceful adaptation of a play for the screen..."
    Los Angeles Times

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