Based on the stage musical adapted from "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand about Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac. A historical character mythologized by Rostand. Cyrano was a bold and innovative author, his work was part of the libertine literature of the first half of the 17th century. 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. Too self-conscious to woo Roxanne himself, wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac helps young Christian nab her heart through love letters.