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Cyrano de Bergerac

Gérard Depardieu  Actor Anne Brochet  Actor Vincent Perez  Actor Jacques Weber  Actor Roland Bertin  Actor

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MPAA Rating: PG
Contains:Violence,Suitable for Children

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Theatrical Release Date: 1990 11 16 (USA)

UPC: 027616902276

Studio: MGM

MPAA Rating: PG   Contains:[Violence, Suitable for Children]

Summary: Edmond Rostand's classic drama of inner and outer beauty is given a lavish treatment in this acclaimed French production. Gérard Depardieu portrays the title character, a brilliant, charismatic swordsman with a generous spirit and a genius for poetry. It would seem that such a man would have no trouble attracting women, but Cyrano considers himself doomed to loneliness by an unattractive face featuring an oversized nose. His feelings of inadequacy are emphasized when Roxane, the beautiful woman he adores, attracts the attention of Christian, a young cadet in Cyrano's service. Christian lacks the poetic gift, however, and he ironically turns to Cyrano for help in winning Roxane's love. What follows is a tale of deception, with Roxane falling in love with the ineloquent Christian thanks to Cyrano's words of love. The underlying narrative has become quite familiar to modern audiences through retellings and variations from the 1950 adaptation starring José Ferrer to Steve Martin's Roxanne. Director Jean-Paul Rappeneau's interpretation stresses the tragic majesty of the original, setting a vigorous performance by Depardieu against a beautifully designed reproduction of the period and an emphasis on the sound and poetry of Rostand's original language; the subtitles for the film's English release were penned by renowned British author Anthony Burgess. This attention to detail creates a particularly faithful cinematic rendering of the original work that met with positive critical responses. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Category: Drama

Awards: Best Actor – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film – null Best Actor – French Academy of Cinema Best Costumes – French Academy of Cinema Best Production Design – French Academy of Cinema Best Picture – French Academy of Cinema Best Editing – French Academy of Cinema Best Director – French Academy of Cinema Best Sound – French Academy of Cinema Best Sound – French Academy of Cinema Best Music – French Academy of Cinema Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – French Academy of Cinema Best Cinematography – French Academy of Cinema Best Production Design – European Film Academy Best Production Design – European Film Academy Best Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Foreign Language Film – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor – Cannes Film Festival Grand Technical Prize – Cannes Film Festival Best Foreign Film – National Board of Review Film Presented – Telluride Film Festival Best Supporting Actor – French Academy of Cinema Best Foreign Language Film – Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Features: ccOriginal theatrical trailer
Original French stereo surround
English and Spanish subtitles

Cyrano de Bergerac

Format: DVD

Release Date: 02/10/2004

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 Vistavision

Audio: DDS Dolby Digital Surround

Runtime: 138 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) French

Subtitles: English,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Lust & Poetry [8:26]
2. Monsieur the Critic [5:30]
3. A Nose By Any Other Name [5:18]
4. (S)word Fight [4:24]
5. Love's Biggest Obstacle [5:51]
6. A Lyrical Feast [5:15]
7. Rendezvous By Proxy [5:56]
8. Proud Hero of the Hour [7:04]
9. Rules for the Novice [3:35]
10. 2 Men, 1 Romantic Hero [3:11]
11. Words to Faint By [1:36]
12. Off to War Some Go [1:44]
13. Perchance to Speak [5:09]
14. The Understudy's Hour [5:13]
15. A Wedding, Quick! [7:58]
16. The Rats of War [9:37]
17. Death as Duty [5:27]
18. The Goodbye Letter [4:04]
19. For the Love of...a Roast [5:37]
20. Beauty Under Fire [3:29]
21. Death and the Maiden [4:26]
22. Perpetual Mourning [4:34]
23. His Final Defeat [:17]
24. End Credits [5:49]

Rebecca Flint Marx

Seamless, heartfelt, and imbued with rare vibrance, Rappeneau's Cyrano de Bergerac is a definitive example of what a literary film adaptation can and should be. Part of its strength lies in its endorsement of the story's unabashed romanticism; instead of downplaying it, Rappeneau celebrates it. As a result, the film is as vivid and bold as its title character, reveling in exuberant intelligence and tragic poignancy. Cyrano is well-served by Gerard Depardieu's title performance, for which he earned an Oscar nomination and a César award. Depardieu brings the larger-than-life Cyrano to the screen without devouring the scenery: his portrayal is grand without being showy, a tour de force informed as much by subtlety as by outsized emotional display. The performance is the heart of the film, setting the pulse for an extraordinary piece of work that, fittingly enough, comes across as a love letter to love. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Francois Marié  Actor 
Herve Pauchon  Actor 
Eric Frey  Actor 
Philippe Girard  Actor 
Christian Loustau  Actor 
Lucien Pascal  Actor 
Christian Roy  Actor 
Jean-Marie Winling  Actor 
Eric Bernard  Actor 
Catherine Ferran  Actor 
Benoit Vergne  Actor 
Louis Navarre  Actor 
Alain Rimoux  Actor 
Christiane Culerier  Actor 
Isabelle Gruault  Actor 
Pierre Aussedat  Actor 
Alain Dumas  Actor 
Sandrine Kiberlain  Actor 
Claudine Gabay  Actor 
Jacques Pater  Actor 
Cécile Camp  Actor 
Amelie Gonin  Actor 
Madeleine Marion  Actor 
Ludivine Sagnier  Actor 
Alain Perez  Actor 
Yves Aubert  Actor 
Anatole Delalande  Actor 
Franck Jazede  Actor 
Pierre Triboulet  Actor 
Franck Ramon  Actor 
Louise Vincent  Actor 
Jean-Damien Barbin  Actor 
Nicole Felix  Actor 
Louis Lavarre  Actor 
Quentin Ogier  Actor 
Baptiste Roussillon  Actor 
Jean-Claude Carrière  Screenwriter 
Jean-Claude Petit  Composer (Music Score) 
Jean-Paul Rappeneau  Director 
Jean-Paul Rappeneau  Screenwriter 
Gérard Depardieu  Actor 
Anne Brochet  Actor 
Vincent Perez  Actor 
Jacques Weber  Actor 
Roland Bertin  Actor 
Philippe Morier-Genoud  Actor 
Philippe Volter  Actor 
Pierre Maguelon  Actor 
Josiane Stoleru  Actor 
Gabriel Monnet  Actor 

Country: France