CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, with Gerard Depardieu, Vincent Perez, Anne Brochet
Source: Archives Cinémathèque Jérusalem
French with Hebrew Subtitles
A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one curse in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his rapier-sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him. He resorts to writing letters to her on behalf of one of his cadets, Christian, who is also in love with Roxane but just doesn't know how to tell her. She falls for the poetic charm of the letters but believes that they were written by Christian.
“It’s a towering performance, magnificent and moving, that does just what any honest telling of the Cyrano legend should strive to do: set us all dreaming.” Rolling Stone
The Film won the Best Actor award at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival/1 Golden Globe 1990/1 Academy Award 1990