A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac falls in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one fault in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his rapier sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him. He resorts to writing letters to her on behalf of one of his cadets, Christian, who is also in love with Roxane but just doesn’t know how to tell her. She falls for the poetic charm of the letters but believes that they are written by Christian.
Running Time: 56 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: TV-G
I rarely comment on films except when moved as with this "Cirano". How remarkably odd that a silent film can capture the magical spell of language without sound. This is a masterpiece as it towers above not only the many Cyrano's, but because it is an ultimate film experience. Without the broad acting of typical foreign silent films, the nuanced humor and deep sadness are captured within a a palette that astonishes one. The belly laughs are here as well as the scenes with language and acting that brings tears to one's eyes. The demise of Cyrano here is one we all might wish for as we battle death with our sword as he approaches so we might protect our white plume. The incredible arduous crude color technique soon sweeps one under its spell as it is the chroma of 17th century paintings, and therefore the life, of that time. It's taste and restraint is overwhelming. If one loves silent films, this is a must. If one never saw a silent film, this is a must. It is the reason why we make movies. (DeWayne Carter LA)
Pierre Magnier as Cirano di Bergerac
Linda Moglia as Roxana
Angelo Ferrari as Baron Christian de Neuvillette
Maurice Schutz as Le Bret (as Schutz)
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