Don Quijote de la Mancha (1991–1992)
"El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes" (original title)

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Miniseries version of the first half of Cervantes' famous novel.

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 Don Quijote (5 episodes, 1991)
Alfredo Landa ...
 Sancho Panza (5 episodes, 1991)
Francisco Merino ...
 El cura (3 episodes, 1991)
Manuel Alexandre ...
 El barbero (3 episodes, 1991)
Héctor Alterio
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Esperanza Roy ...
 Maritornes (3 episodes, 1991)
José Luis Pellicena ...
 Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (2 episodes, 1991)
Emma Penella ...
 Teresa Panza (2 episodes, 1991)
Fermí Reixach ...
 Cardenio (2 episodes, 1991)
Rafael Alonso
(2 episodes, 1991)
Eusebio Lázaro ...
 Ginés de Pasamonte (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Dorotea (2 episodes, 1991)
Lina Canalejas
(2 episodes, 1991)
Máximo Valverde
(2 episodes, 1991)
Terele Pávez ...
 Ama (2 episodes, 1991)
Alejandra Grepi ...
 Luscinda (2 episodes, 1991)
Nuria Gallardo
(2 episodes, 1991)
Carlos Lucas
(2 episodes, 1991)
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Miniseries version of the first half of Cervantes' famous novel.

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The miniseries covers only the first half of the novel. Director Manuel Gutierrez Aragon filmed the second half eleven years later as a theatrical release, "El Caballero Don Quijote". He used an entirely different cast for the second film. See more »

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Superb transformation of this timeless novel for the screen
25 December 2000 | by (La Rioja, Spain) – See all my reviews

Televisión Española, the State TV network, produced several magnificent TV series some years ago, before competition from commercial channels forced the state monopoly down to gutter levels. EL QUIJOTE, directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, and starring the irreplaceable Fernando Rey (now dead) and Alfredo Landa, as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza respectively, combined to make an unforgettable series in six parts of roughly one hour each.

Whether you are a literature lover or whether you are a discerning viewer of films or TV series, you cannot fail to be charmed by this superb transformation of the great classic by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra for the small screen. Rey, lean and sinewy, lends to the characteriology of the emblematic Don Quixote, an exquisite subtle refinement, enhanced by Landa, the most perfect Sancho Lanza. The rest of the cast is made up by some of the best Spanish actors of the last twenty-thirty years, including José Luis López Vázquez as the innkeeper, a very young Aitana Sánchez-Gijón as Dorotea, Rafael Alonso (El Abuelo - qv), Héctor Alterio, Emma Penella, Terele Pávez (Los Santos Inocentes - qv, also with Alfredo Landa) and Esperanza Roy.

The whole series is beautifully photographed across the empty plains of La Mancha and Extremadura. To understand the Spanish mentality today within a European context, you just have to see this truly wonderful series - however quixotic that may seem to you. Ah, and did you know that Cervantes died on the same date as that other literary genius, William Shakespeare, but not on the same day? I leave you to puzzle that out......!


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