Cyrano de Bergerac
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Sunday, 10.15am, Sky Cinema Greats Having Gérard Depardieu as the flamboyant, big-nosed swordsmanpoet in this adaptation of Rostand’s classic French play is basically typecasting. But, of course, he pulls it off marvellously. He tosses off the rhyming couplets (subtitled in English by none other than Anthony Burgess) with verve and makes his character – secretly in love with Anne Brochet’s Roxane but helping the pretty but dim Christian (Vincent Perez) woo her – a figure both of fun and pathos.