Cyrano (Gerard Depardieu), a swashbuckling hero with a gift for verse - and a prominent proboscis - is madly in love with the most beautiful woman in Paris. Deterred though by his feelings of physical inadequacy, he instead uses his poetic skills to support another hapless suitor. But will the object of their affection realise who she’s really falling for?
Humorous and touching in equal measure, Cyrano de Bergerac is a spectacular and vibrant adaptation of Edmond Rostand's classic novel, and features subtitles by author Anthony Burgess. Depardieu has never been better than as the swaggering scribe, his performance enriched by the vigorous direction of Jean-Paul Rappeneau and lavish period design.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this acclaimed world cinema classic is now available on Blu-ray in the UK for the very first time.
Presented in High Definition
Full-length feature commentary by Ginette Vincendeau: the King’s College London professor on the film and its art-historical context
Interview with Gérard 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
Gérard Depardieu in Conversation (1987, audio only): the Cyrano de Bergerac star discusses his life and work, recorded on stage at the NFT
**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film by Dr Martin Hall, Ellen Cheshire and Corinna Reicher