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Cyrano De Bergerac


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  • Actors: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber, Roland Bertin
  • Directors: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
  • Writers: Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Edmond Rostand, Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Producers: André Szöts, Michel Seydoux, René Cleitman
  • Format: DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Fox Video
  • Release Date: Feb. 10 2004
  • Run Time: 137 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000YEENU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,174 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Déjà immensément célèbre grâce à sa tirade du nez, la pièce de théâtre Cyrano de Bergerac, d’Edmond Rostand, a connu une seconde jeunesse, en 1990, grâce au réalisateur Jean-Paul Rappeneau. Son film, récipiendaire de 10 césars, offrait également à Gérard Depardieu son rôle le plus grandiose, interprétation d’ailleurs récompensée au Festival de Cannes.

Le poète-guerrier Cyrano, capitaine des cadets de Gascogne, est secrètement amoureux de sa cousine Roxane. Mais se sentant trop enlaidi par son nez proéminent, il cédera sa place au jeune et beau Christian. Ce dernier s’avérera pourtant incapable de séduire la belle par ses lettres, et l’aide de Cyrano lui deviendra précieuse.

Sans changer une virgule au texte extraordinairement moderne de Rostand, Rappeneau réalise un film d’époque riche et majestueux où peuvent se déployer de façon flamboyante les valeurs d’indépendance, de panache, d’honneur et de liberté chères à Cyrano. La guerre et l’amour servent de toile de fond au portrait ironique d’un XVIIe siècle où l’élégance est de mise et les joues sont poudrées. Cela fait de Cyrano un plaidoyer épique et pénétrant contre l’hypocrisie et la lâcheté. Soutenu par des comédiens éblouissants (Anne Brochet, Jacques Weber, Vincent Perez) et par une mise en scène ample et vigoureuse, ce film est à la mesure du personnage de Cyrano : héroïque. --Helen Faradji


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Theodora777 on July 7 2004
Format: DVD
This film was absolutely brilliant; it was beautifully shot, superbly cast, and the acting . . . suffice it to say that if you've only seen Depardieu in garbage like Green Card, you've no idea how gifted this man is. He is amazing, and the final scene is just something that has to be seen; it can't be described. For my money, you can never get too much Vincent Perez (again, stick to his French films), and Jean-Claude Petit's score is breathtaking; it's available on CD, but only as an import.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Demosthenes on Sept. 10 2010
Format: DVD
This is not merely one of the best foreign films of all time, it is one of the best films of all time, period.

It is the definitive performance of Cyrano.
It is pointless to attempt any more remakes.

The production values in this film are very high.
The attention to detail is remarkable.
The sets, lighting, and costumes are lush.
The camera work is brilliant.
The direction is superb.
The acting is sublime.
The script is the original, and for once the acting does it justice.
Not every actor can deliver lines in verse properly, but here, like everything else it is done with a flow and an ease that is music to the ear, and the visual feast is candy to the eye.
Even the sub-titles, done by Anthony Hopkins(?) are appropriately in verse.

An outstanding film in every way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Rimokh on Feb. 15 2004
Format: DVD
Cyrano De Bergerac has been performed countless times on film and stage, but no actor brings the character to life more so than Gerard Depardieu. All the things I loved about the play since I read it in junior high, have been transformed into movie magic. Cyrano is a heroic tale of a man who has been cursed with a large nose, but blessed with the wit and sensitivity of a poet. More importantly though, its a love story. A story about a 17th century Gascony cadet, who cherishes words and wit, excells to be the best at everything, and strikes fear into the hearts of men who dare stare at his nose. He is in love with his cousin Roxanne, who to has a great love for words and wit. However, she is in love with another cadet named Christian, who is handsome, also in love with Roxanne, yet tongue-tied. Cyrano, feeling fate is against him, decides to help Christian become a mighty hero of romance. With Cyrano's words Roxanne falls deeper in love with Christian. So in love that she forgets how handsome he is and now loves him for his soul. Cyrano, knowing this, and Christian also knowing that Cyrano is madly in love with Roxanne, decides to tell all to Roxanne. But again fate denies Cyrano the chance, for Christian dies during a siege by the Spanish army. With Christian dead how can Roxanne believe Cyrano? Roxanne goes into mouring and not until 14 years later, she finally realizes that it was Cyrano's words and soul that captivated her. She passionatley confesses her love to him, but alas fate mocks Cyrano again for death is but a moment away. The film is acted with such grace, that you feel the characters words in your heart. Filmed in beautifull 17th century French settings with great attention to detail and a score that would make John Williams envy. Its easy to see why this version is the definitive version of the famous play. It would be a 5 star DVD if it were not for the lack of special features.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CEP on Sept. 19 2014
Format: DVD
The movie is a classic and a very thoughtful movie.
This said I bought this DVD from UsedSalesCa which I can not recommend for these reasons:
1) When I bought this DVD, the Region Code was not clearly displayed but buried deep into a sale receipt-note (now corrected)
2) The DVD itself is of poor viewing quality
3) The seller will refund you once you ship back the DVD to them (which for me cost almost the same price as the DVD itself - I'm from Canada and I must ship this to the UK. Overall, a waste of time and money).

My experience with this seller was not satisfying at all but I hope yours will be better.
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Format: DVD
Il fallait bien un film exceptionnel pour me faire rédiger un commentaire. Celui-ci se distingue sous tous ses aspects.

Tout d'abord, le dialogue est demeuré fidèle au texte d'Edmond Rostand! Contrairement à ce qui a été avancé, le texte n'est pas identique à l'original. Quelques phrases ont été modifiées pour accomoder la fluidité ou le contexte du film. De plus, certains passages (comme le voyage dans la lune) ont été éliminés, mais ils ne l'ont été que pour éviter les longueurs et préserver le rythme du film. Et c'est très bien ainsi!

Le film demeure parfaitement fidèle au mot et à l'esprit du chef-d'oeuvre de Rostand. Alliant humour, action, aventure et combats de cape et d'épée, il présente ce qui est vraisemblablement la plus belle histoire d'amour jamais écrite (après Roméo et Juliette), avec une virtuosité inégalée.

La scène du balcon est magnifiquement rendue, la tirade du nez est un chef-d'oeuvre d'interprétation, et le duel verbal entre Christian et Cyrano est savoureux! Toute scène mérite mention, mais celle de la fin réussit à distiller la quintessence du livre, et tirerait une larme d'une pierre.

Le rythme est entraînant, les scènes d'actions ne s'imposent pas comme superflues, et l'atmosphère de l'époque est parfaitement rendue. De plus, le jeu des acteurs est exceptionnel!
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