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Don Quixote -- Over the course of his lifetime, the legendary director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was forced to leave many of his grander movie-making projects unfinished, generally for want of sustained financial backing. Each successive unfinished effort generated buzz throughout the worshipful film community that only served to brighten the luster of his legend.

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Director:
Writers:
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (novel)
Javier Mina (dialogue adaptation) ...
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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 (archive footage)

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)
Pepe Mediavilla ... Don Quixote (voice) (as José Mediavilla)
Juan Carlos Ordóñez ... Sancho Panza (voice) (as Juan C. Ordóñez)
Constantino Romero ... Narrator (voice)
Paola Mori ... Woman on Motorscooter (archive footage)
Juan Serrano ... (archive footage)
Beatrice Welles ... (archive footage) (as Beatriz Welles)
Oja Kodar ... (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fernando Rey ... Closing Scene Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Orson Welles (original footage)
 
Writing credits
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (novel "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha") (as Miguel de Cervantes)

Javier Mina (dialogue adaptation) and
Jesús Franco (dialogue adaptation) (as Jess Franco)

Orson Welles  uncredited

Produced by
Patxi Irigoyen .... producer
Oja Kodar .... associate producer
Francisco Lara Polop .... producer: original footage (as Francisco Lara)
Alessandro Tasca .... producer: original footage
 
Original Music by
Daniel White  (as Daniel J. White)
 
Cinematography by
Juan Manuel de la Chica (original footage) (as Juan Manuel de Lachica)
José García Galisteo (original footage)
Manuel Mateos (original footage)
Ricardo Navarrete (original footage)
Edmond Richard (original footage)
Giorgio Tonti (original footage)
 
Film Editing by
Fatima Michalczik 
Lina Romay  (as Rosa M. Almirall)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesús Franco .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ian Sasplugas .... sound
Àngels Serrano .... sound
Joan Vidal .... sound technician
 
Special Effects by
Geny Jack .... special effects: new version
Dolores Olivé .... special effects: new version
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marina Rodríguez .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jesús Franco .... editing director (as Jess Franco)
Jesús Franco .... post-production (as Jess Franco)
Peter Katzenmajer .... image processing
Maurizio Lucidi .... editor: original footage (as Mauricio Lucidi)
Renzo Lucidi .... editor: original footage
Peter Parasheles .... editor: original footage (as Peter Pareshelles)
Alberto Valenzuela .... editor: original footage
Irah Wohl .... editor: original footage
 
Music Department
Daniel White .... conductor (as Daniel J. White)
 
Other crew
Jesús Franco .... supervising director
Oja Kodar .... general supervisor
Juan A. Pedrosa .... general administrator
 
Thanks
Enrique Balmaseda .... special thanks
Suzanne Cloutier .... thanks
Juan Cobos .... thanks
José Ignacio Ezquieta .... special thanks
Carlos Franco .... special thanks
Maria Hedstrom .... thanks
Jim Herzog .... thanks
Ainhoa Jauregui .... thanks
Antonio Liza .... special thanks
Aurora Marquez .... special thanks (as Aurora Márquez)
Curra Márquez .... special thanks
Carmen Peralta .... special thanks
Tako Pezonaga .... special thanks
José María Prado .... special thanks
Fernando Rey .... very special thanks
Esteve Riambau .... thanks
Ángeles Ruiz .... thanks
J. Gabino Sáiz .... 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Orson Welles began filming this picture in 1955 and worked on it off and on over the years.See more »
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Version of Don Quixote (1926)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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