Cyrano by Bergerac (1900)

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German title Cyrano from Bergerac
Original title Cyrano de Bergerac
Country of production France
original language French
Publishing year 1900
length 2 minutes
Director Clement-Maurice
production Clement-Maurice

Cyrano von Bergerac (French: Cyrano de Bergerac ) is a film by the director Clément-Maurice from 1900. It is considered a milestone in film history because he was the first to combine sound recordings with hand-colored film images.


The approximately two-minute film shows the scene of the duel in the Hotel de Bourgogne in a single shot.

Production notes

Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre , which produced several films for the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 , was both the studio and the term for the new system for sound and color . For the sound technology, wax rollers were used and the image material was colored with ink.

The main actor was Benoît Constant Coquelin , who had played the world premiere of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano in the title role three years earlier .

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