Depardieu as Cyrano de Bergerac, the renowned bulbous snozzled warrior.
French masterpiece of, initially, unspoken, and then, finally, on
death's door, croaked, love.
our panel of critics thought
NO NO! That nose looks good! The original Cyrano's nose was supposed
to look more like a duckbilled platypus! Damn the director and damn
any other snozzle damned person responsible for this nice-nosed
poetry filled wonder of a movie. I can hardly wait for the interactive
DVD version to find out what the hell they are all talking about."
since the last time I saw Diane on Cheers have I heard such dialogue.
A credible alternative to talking all posh."
Depardieu you do not play the English speaking bumbling fool in
this movie, were you miscast?"
tell me the ending or plot overview if necessary
de Bergerac falls in love with his cousin (Roxane) - he does not
tell her of his feelings as he is ugly.
good looking fighter comes along who falls for Roxane, and she finds
him attractive. It is a love based on physical attraction and the
belief that he is a poet (which he is not). She loves poetry but
the good looking guy cannot write it.
helps him woo her in a number of classic scenes - a memorable one
is where Cyrano talks on behalf of the goodlooker, hidden by trees,
and Roxane is on a balcony not able to see who is talking. The poetry
woos her, and the good looking guy gets her. The boys go off to
war. During the war, Cyrano keeps up correspondence with her writing
it as the other guy, but the other guy gets killed - he has told
has made many enemies - inevitably they attack, fatally wounding
him with a blow (a dropped beam) to the head. Knowing that he is
dying, he goes to his cousin and she tells him she knows what has
been going on. He dies.
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joy of joys. Oh, wonder of wonders. Whilst the production is perfectly
sumptuous and the acting fine, it is the dialogue that is the star
of the piece. My High School French came back to help me no end,
although one's eyes kept straying, like a bad puppy, to the subtitles
perched at the bottom of the screen.
Bravo! and Bravo! again. Bravo indeed for the rest of the year.
Unfortunately, Depardieu does not look as ugly as perhaps he should,
but that is the only thing that disappoints...
best foreign language movie of the last century or my name is not
Pierre de Balfour un Bullockol III.
truly wonderful movie. If you are OK with subtitles, and like a
Shakespeare type experience on the intelligence scale of things,
then this is for you.