French director Jean-Paul Rappeneau's Cyrano, starring Gerard Depardieu, is an exciting vehicle for teaching French language, literature, and culture. Its lavish images and compelling themes for a student audience (heroic individualism, the apprenticeship of love and language) never fail to capture the interest of a class.
Senior, Matthew, "FLARR Pages #3: Teaching Cyrano" (1996). FLARR Pages. 43.