Cyrano (Gerard Depardieu), a swashbuckling hero with a gift for verse, is in love with the beautiful Roxane (Anne Brochet) but fears his prominent nose would cause her to reject his romantic advances. Instead he uses his poetic artistry to help a dashing but shallow suitor, Christian (Vincent Perez), who employs the words to which Cyrano longs to give voice. But will the object of their affection realise who she’s really falling for?
Jean-Paul Rappeneau Discusses the Influence of the 1923 Version
Full-length feature commentary by Ginette Vincendeau: the King's College London professor on the film and it's art-historical context Interview with Gerard Depardieu (12 mins): the actor recalls making Cyrano de Bergerac
Interview with Jean-Paul Rappeneau (8 mins): the director discusses the influence of the 1923 version
Anthony Burgess with AS Byatt (1987,58 mins): Burgess discusses his views on language and the arts with author and critic AS Byatt
Gerard Depardieu in Conversation (1987,76 mins, audio only): the Cyrano de Bergerac
star discusses his life and work, recorded on stage at the NFT