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Orson Welles
Jesús Franco (additional dialogue in new edition)
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Release Date:
10 November 2005 (Portugal) See more »
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Plot:
After reading too many novels about knights and heroic stories, Don Quijote and his servant Sancho Panza... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Flawed and fascinating, and with a debt to Doré See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Francisco Reiguera ... Don Quijote (archive footage)

Akim Tamiroff ... Sancho Panza

Orson Welles ... Himself (in new version) (archive footage)
Pepe Mediavilla ... Don Quixote (in new version) (voice) (as José Mediavilla)
Juan Carlos Ordóñez ... Sancho Panza (in new version) (voice)
Constantino Romero ... Narrator (in new version) (voice)

Fernando Rey ... Closing Scene Narrator (in new version) (voice)
Paola Mori
Beatrice Welles
Oja Kodar

Directed by
Orson Welles 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra  novel "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha"
Jesús Franco  additional dialogue in new edition
Javier Mina  dialogue adaptation in new edition
Orson Welles 

Produced by
Óscar Dancigers .... producer
Patxi Irigoyen .... producer: new version
Francisco Lara Polop .... producer (as Francisco Lara)
Juan A. Pedrosa .... associate producer
Alessandro Tasca .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Juan Manuel de la Chica 
Jack Draper 
José García Galisteo 
Manuel Mateos 
Ricardo Navarrete 
Edmond Richard 
Giorgio Tonti 
 
Film Editing by
Jesús Franco (new version)
Maurizio Lucidi (original version)
Renzo Lucidi (original version)
Peter Parasheles (original version)
Alberto Valenzuela (original version)
Irah Wohl (original version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesús Franco .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ian Sasplugas .... sound: new version
Hermes Serrano .... supervising sound editor
Ángel Serrano .... sound: new version
Joan Vidal .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Geny Jack .... special effects: new version
Dolores Olivé .... special effects: new version
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marina Rodríguez .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Other crew
Jesús Franco .... supervising director
Oja Kodar .... general supervisor: new version
 
Thanks
Juan Cobos .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Don Quijote de Orson Welles" - Spain (original title)
"Orson Welles' Don Quixote" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
116 min | Spain:111 min
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Orson Welles began filming this picture in 1955 and worked on it off and on over the years.See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Flawed and fascinating, and with a debt to Doré, 4 September 2006
Author: Mark from Australia

Orson Welles legendary project is nigh on impossible to find here, but I did have the good fortune to attend a free screening. Including myself and my wife there must have been all of eight people in the theater.

Welles interpretation of Quixote is peculiarly reminiscent of some of the illustrations of Gustave Doré (and to a lesser extent Salvador Dali) of Cervantes' masterpiece. I thought this an attractive approach, as it indicated a degree of recognition for others who had explored this fascinating work.

Given the wild fluctuations in film stock and equipment, the film is at times somewhat difficult to watch: but these sudden transitions are only a little more extreme than in F for Fake. The travelogue like sequences toward the end of the film are also a little jarring, but do give some indication of Welles fascination with Spain.

As a student of film, or as a student of Welles you should try to see this flawed film. It's great moments far outshine the weaknesses. I am not an Orson Welles fan, but I certainly prefer this to The Lady from Shanghai. If you are not interested in Welles or film history you will probably be disappointed. As with F for Fake, there is little of the slickness we associate with Welles films.

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