Cyrano de Bergerac – a swashbuckling hero with the intellect to match – is in love with Roxane, the most beautiful woman in Paris.
The problem is that Cyrano has an inferiority complex over his gigantic nose – which Cyrano believes serves as an insurmountable obstacle for Roxanne ever falling for him.
The handsome but slow-witted Christian – also in love with Roxanne – suffers the opposite problem: he is intellectually incompatible with Roxanne.
As a solution, Cyrano offers to speak for and write love letters for him: Christian will be the physical form Roxanne will be attracted to, but Cyrano will be the soul she falls in love with. What will Roxanne do when she finds out the truth?