Cyrano de Bergerac

Tonight’s movie selection was 1990’s version of Cyrano de Bergerac starring Gérard Depardieu as Cyrano, the delicious Anne Brochet as Roxane, and Vincent Perez as Christian.

What a great production. Now I’ve got to confess that I never read the original play by Edmond Rostand so I didn’t know the whole story. I knew about Cyrano speaking for Christian to Roxane, whom he loved, and that he had a big nose and all that rot. So the first half of the film was reasonably familiar ground. But the second half (after they go off to war) was all new to me and a wonderful tale.

Well worth watching, if you haven’t seen it.

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