Cyrano Movie Details, User Reviews, Casts, Storyline

Cyrano Movie Sypnosis

Too self-conscious to woo Roxanne himself, wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac helps young Christian nab her heart through love letters.

Cyrano Movie Details

Director: Joe Wright

Writers: Edmond Rostand(play)Erica Schmidt

Genres: DramaMusicalRomance

Release date: January 14, 2022 (United Kingdom)

Countries of origin: United KingdomUnited StatesCanadaItaly

Language: English

Also known as Сірано

Filming locations: Sicily, Italy

Cyrano Movie Storyline

A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne, Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her, and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian.

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Cyrano Movie User Reviews

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Greetings again from the darkness. Filmmaker Joe Wright has proven how adeptly he can re-make a classic love story. You'll likely agree if you've seen his versions of ANNA KARENINA (2012) and/or PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005), which are in addition to his best film (also a love story), ATONEMENT (2007). Working from the terrific script Erica Schmidt adapted from Edmond Rostand's 1897 play, Wright delivers a musical version of Cyrano de Bergerac that delivers all of the intended "panache" of the original tragic romance.

Peter Dinklage (THE STATION AGENT, 2003) stars as Cyrano, a master swordsman and orator who entertains with words that cut like a surgeon's scalpel ... except when he's weaponizing those words for love. Haley Bennett (SWALLOW, 2019) plays Roxanne, the secret object of Cyrano's desire, though she views him as but a close friend and confidant. Instead, her gaze is upon the newly arrived Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr), a virile and handsome man lacking the charisma and common sense required to court Roxanne. This dilemma lends itself to the melding of Cyrano's word being delivered by the preferable packaging of Christian.

Rather than Cyrano's oversized nose, the film uses Mr. Dinklage's diminutive stature and feelings of unworthiness of Roxanne's affections to create the division, and yet it's the musical aspect that takes a bit of getting used to. Dinklage excels in the film's best sequence, as early on he humiliates a poor stage actor, a rebellious act that ends in a duel ... entertaining for the play's audience as well as us as viewers. It's the connection between Cyrano and Christian that leaves us missing the good stuff. It all happens quickly and efficiently, rather than a slow transition from foes to partners. The film is at its best when Cyrano's loneliness is at the forefront ... Dinklage excels in these scenes. In fact, Wright and the actors (Dinklage and Bennett) nail the ending which packs the punch Rostand intended.

Mr. Dinklage has long been married to the film's screenwriter Erica Schmidt, and Ms. Bennett and director Wright have a daughter together. These ties may have contributed to the effectiveness of the best scenes, though we do wish Ben Mendolsohn (as De Guiche) had a bit more screen time. The three most well-known film versions are CYRANO DE BERGERAC (1950) starring Jose Ferrer, ROXANNE (1987) starring Steve Martin, and CYRANO DE BERGERAC (1990) starring Gerard Depardieu. Wright's latest version is set apart with the musical aspect, and certainly the Dinklage performance ranks amongst the best. Edmond Rostand's play was a fictionalized version of the life of Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), but the romance, ego, and self-doubt applies to all eras.

Peter Dinklage should win Best Actor

stewiec8519 December 2021

Watching Peter Dinklage in this performance is like walking into a decent play and he captivates me to make me stay longer til the end. Seeing his talents and personal struggles is just a treat to watch. So I say if Dinklage gets nominated I hope he wins making history as the first dwarf to win an Oscar. Technically he'll be the second dwarf actor to be nominated for an Oscar since Michael Dunn of Ship of Fools (1965) but let's hope the academy actually chooses well but I won't hold my breath bc the academy has a tendency to miss great performances or choose the wrong winners. Let's hope I say and praise Dinklage for his performance.

A Tale of Hidden, but Always True Emotions

FelNetti9617 December 2021

Previewed at the Rome Film Festival, an unexpected new title with excellent potential to capture interest.

Joe Wright returns to tell one of the greatest love stories ever written, transposing everything into an atmosphere out of time and surrounded by love, drama and music.

The story of Cyrano, an amazing swordsman with a more than sensitive soul, author of immeasurable verses full of the most lively feeling for the beloved Roxanne, unfortunately conquered by the charm of the new cadet Christian, who will turn to Cyrano to carry on his courtship destined to upset everyone's life forever.

In some ways, the film can disturb the vision of many, fans or not of Edmond Rostand's masterpiece, partly because of the obvious (but far from problematic) differences from the text, starting with the main characteristic of the protagonist, no longer embodied from the bursting nose, and also from the fact that to describe their feelings and emotions the characters rely above all on singing.

And also, many may find the atmosphere quite ... unrealistic. But if you pay the right attention, you'll realize that this movie doesn't want to give a realistic view. Remember that this is based on a STAGE Musical, and it tries to replicate that atmosphere, succeeding very well in my opinion (so don't complain too much about a Black man portraying a French Soldier, or about a dwarf being able to fight so well with the sword, the movie manages to make you accept it without too many problems).

As a matter of fact, we may not even be in France, since none of the characters says it explicitly, and also other things like the soldiers' uniforms, the production design, and other things put this tale Out of Time, in a very surreal atmosphere.

This is a more than enjoyable fresco that still manages to involve and conquer, especially thanks to the performance of one Peter Dinklage to the stars, able to return all the rigor and torment that haunts him in feeling alienated and without the possibility of living a "normal" life and of expressing the true essence of his heart.

The rest of the cast offers the right accompaniment, moving through the excellent sets that have transformed Sicily into the stage, including the great shots taken on Etna itself (for those who don't know, Etna is a still active VOLCANO!!!)

A small title, not a masterpiece, but surely capable of giving the right emotions to the sound of swords and love verses.

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