Cyrano has been in love with his cousin Roxane since childhood but has never dared to hell her. He thinks that his very long nose makes him look like an ugly freak whom no woman could ever possibly love. Admittedly, Roxane dreams of loving a man whos is both witty and handsome. She thinks she has found her ideal the day she meets Christian. Alas, Christian believes himself an utter fool: he is incapable of speaking to women. Cyrano offers his help. He will prompt Christian with his lines and write love letters for him, and thus the pair of them - the one under cover of the other - will win Roxane over. For Christian, the situation becomes unbearable ...

Director's Biography

Born in 1932 in Auxerre, Jean-Paul Rappenau studied Law in Paris. He started working as directing assistant in 1952 and wrote his first script in 1957. He made his first feature film in 1966.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Written by: Jean-Claude Carrière, Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Produced by: René Cleitman

Cinematography: Pierre Lhomme

Production Design: Ezio Frigerio

Costume Design: Franca Squarciapino

Original Score: Jean-Claude Petit

Main Cast: Gérard Depardieu (Cyrano de Bergerac), Anne Brochet (Roxanne), Vincent Perez (Christian de Neuvillette), Jacques Weber (Comte de Guiche), Philippe Volter, Jean-Marie Winling, Roland Benin, Pierre Maguelon, Josiane Stoleru

Nominations and Awards

  • European Production Designer 1990
  • European Film 1990
  • European Actress 1990
  • European Actor 1990
  • European Composer 1990
  • European Cinematographer 1990