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Cyrano de Bergerac (Version française) [Import]
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Director Jean-Paul Rappeneau and cowriter Jean-Claude Carriere had the brilliant idea of casting France's most lovably vulnerable hunk, the massive Gerard Depardieu, in one of French literature's meatiest roles: the sword-wielding poet Cyrano. Equipped with a massive nose and a heart to match, Depardieu soars as the heart-broken soldier who must lend his words of love to another man to woo the woman he yearns for. Rappeneau spared no expense in taking this Edmond Rostand play into realistic locations for the battle scenes in the second act, making the film as exciting as it is romantic and funny. Depardieu attacks the role in great gulps, consuming all the oxygen in any room he enters. Macho but sensitive, he creates a larger-than-life Cyrano, whose wrenching sadness at the lack of interest from his lady love will have you reaching for the tissues. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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.
Unfortunately, my DVD player gave the error message, "Cannot Play" and the tv screen displayed "Playback prohibited by area limitations." It worked in my laptop but this is a movie that I want to watch on my big screen. I quickly shot an email to Movie Mars Inc summarizing the events and asking if there was some solution short of returning it? After a week without a reply, I carefully read the return policy and Amazon conditions and sent another email asking the same thing. Isn't there a way around this? I don't want to return it, I want to watch it. Is there a DVD produced without the area limitation? This time I received a form reply with return instructions, no comments of help and the return form states that 'area limitations' are not considered defects. I decided to keep the movie.
Here's my complaint, the movie cost me $30 when all is said and done, and I can't play it from my DVD player. If your business is movies why wouldn't you know the possible 'area limitations' before you ship an item, why wouldn't you have a statement of the kind to warn people that may not know that there is such a thing, and why wouldn't you provide any personal customer care?
It is a fantastic movie but I won't be ordering any more movies from Amazon or Movie Mars.
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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A great French classic. Possibly the best French film since Les Enfants du Paradis.Published 22 months ago by Roland Smith
ce film a été expediter de la France / this film was ship from FrancePublished on Sept. 17 2014 by Denis BELLEMARE
Ce film est excellent pour l'école - pour ceux qui enseignent la pièce au secondaire. Très bonne adaptation de la pièce !Published on Sept. 20 2013 by liz
je le recommande a tous, grande œuvre avec un grand acteur
pour les amateur de poésie et de beau langage
interprétation magistral de... Read more
This is my favourite French film. I bought it for my son (7) who is in French immersion, and he didn't think he'd like it, but everytime I put it in, he can't stop watching it. Read morePublished on July 1 2010 by Sam
If anyone could tell me if this DVD is subtitled in english i would really appreciate it. ThanksPublished on Jan. 28 2005 by Leah
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