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Lost in La Mancha -- Fulton and Pepe's 2000 documentary captures Terry Gilliam's attempt to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote off the ground. Back injuries, freakish storms, and more zoom in to sabotage the project (which has never been resurrected).

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Release Date:
2 August 2002 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
They've got a story...but have lost the plot.
Plot:
Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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(195 articles)
Review: The Zero Theorem
 (From FilmExperience. 29 August 2014, 6:44 PM, PDT)

Terry Gilliam on 13 of the Most Difficult Scenes He Ever Shot
 (From Vulture. 28 August 2014, 9:45 AM, PDT)

Graffiti Artists Sue Terry Gilliam Over The Zero Theorem
 (From Cinema Blend. 18 August 2014, 10:44 AM, PDT)

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This is one of the saddest, most painful films I've ever seen. See more (64 total) »

Cast

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Tony Grisoni ... Himself - Co-Writer

Philip A. Patterson ... Himself - First Assistant Director (as Phil Patterson)
René Cleitman ... Himself - Producer

Terry Gilliam ... Himself - Writer & Director
Nicola Pecorini ... Himself - Director of Photography

José Luis Escolar ... Himself - Line Producer
Bárbara Pérez-Solero ... Herself - Ass't. Set Decorator
Benjamín Fernández ... Himself - Production Designer (as Benjamin Fernandez)
Andrea Calderwood ... Herself - Former Head of Production, Pathé
Ray Cooper ... Himself - Longtime Gilliam Colleague
Gabriella Pescucci ... Herself - Costume Designer

Carlo Poggioli ... Himself - Co-Costume Designer
Bernard Bouix ... Himself - Executive Producer
Fred Millstein ... Himself - Completion Guarantor

Jeff Bridges ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)
Bernard Chaumeil ... Himself (uncredited)

Johnny Depp ... Himself (uncredited)

Christopher Eccleston ... Himself (uncredited)
Joan Font ... Himself (uncredited)
Pierre Gamet ... Himself (uncredited)

Vanessa Paradis ... Herself (uncredited)

Bill Paterson ... Himself (uncredited)
Francisco Reiguera ... Don Quixote (archive footage) (uncredited)

Miranda Richardson ... Herself (uncredited)

Jean Rochefort ... Himself (uncredited)
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Directed by
Keith Fulton 
Louis Pepe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Keith Fulton  uncredited
Louis Pepe  uncredited

Produced by
Rosa Bosch .... associate producer: Vice Versa
Andrew J. Curtis .... associate producer (as Andrew Curtis)
Lucy Darwin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miriam Cutler 
 
Film Editing by
Jacob Bricca 
 
Production Design by
Benjamín Fernández (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jaime Sicilia .... assistant director: Spain (as Jaime Sicilia Nistal)
 
Art Department
Gustave Doré .... etchings: "The Story of Don Quixote"
Benjamín Fernández .... artwork: production design (as Benjamin Fernandez)
Terry Gilliam .... storyboard illustrator
Gabriella Pescucci .... artwork: costume design
 
Sound Department
Michael Kowalski .... sound editor: The Fourth Factory
Michael Kowalski .... sound mixer: The Fourth Factory
 
Stunts
Gonzalo Hernández .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Pepe .... camera operator
François Duhamel .... still photographer (uncredited)
Fernando Vázquez Gondar .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Stefan Avalos .... animator: The Story of 'Don Quixote'
Chaim Bianco .... animator: "Terry Gilliam's Picture Show" and Terry Gilliam's storyboard illustrations
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Massimo Cantini Parrini .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Renee Edwards .... editorial consultant
Keith Fulton .... additional editor
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Lisa Leeman .... editorial consultant
Randy Magalski .... on-line editor
Louis Pepe .... additional editor
Zac Stanford .... colorist
 
Other crew
Richard Brenin .... transcriptions
Martin Briseño .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Marsha Brown .... production coordinator: London
Sam Buckland .... production assistant: London
Audrey Capotosta .... production assistant: Los Angeles
David DeBlas .... production assistant: Spain
Bill Eckroat .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Harold Manning .... translator: French
Richard Mills .... production facilities: Molinare Studio, London
Marc Munden .... additional production staff: London
Sachi Oda .... travel services: Silverlake Travel
Alexa Portillo .... production coordinator: Spain (as Alexa Portillo Capelli)
Snarby Richard .... archival researcher
Lisa Marie Russo .... additional production staff: London (as Lisa-Marie Russo)
Karl Watkins .... additional production staff: London
Patricia Nieto .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Alberto Poveda .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Warren Bass .... thanks
Jean-Pierre Bedoyan .... thanks
Bernard Bouix .... special thanks
Peter Boyle .... thanks
Betty Burkhart .... thanks
Matthew Buzzell .... thanks
Jenne Casarotto .... thanks
Nicolas Chartier .... thanks
Helen Chough .... thanks (as Helen Chouh)
René Cleitman .... special thanks
Manuel Salas Coll .... thanks
Marianne Connor .... thanks
Amanda Crane .... thanks
Gerald Curtis .... special thanks (as Gerald)
Jacqueline Curtis .... special thanks
Warren Curtis .... thanks
Andrew Darwin .... special thanks
Frances Darwin .... thanks
Oscar Darwin .... thanks (as Oscar)
Nick Davis .... thanks: Memery Crystal
Johnny Depp .... special thanks
Delphine DeWitte .... thanks
José Luis Escolar .... special thanks
Sean Farnel .... thanks
Dominique Fouassier .... acknowledgment: additional storm footage courtesy of
Jeff Fox .... thanks
Beverly Fulton .... thanks
Robert Fulton .... thanks (as Robert)
Valerie Fulton .... thanks
Dean Galanis .... thanks
Elizabeth Gaskell .... thanks (as Mrs Gaskell)
Sonya Geis .... thanks
Victor Gill .... thanks: Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport
Terry Gilliam .... special thanks
Tony Grisoni .... special thanks
Guzmán .... thanks
David Hansel .... thanks: Memery Crystal
Ian Kelly .... special thanks
Susan Kelly .... thanks
Veronica Killseek .... thanks
David Klagsbrun .... thanks
Oja Kodar .... acknowledgment: "Don Quijote de Orson Welles" courtesy of, El Silencio Producciones
Valerie Koscelnik .... thanks
Irene Lamb .... thanks
Bob Lane .... thanks
Francisco Lujan .... thanks
Ray Magill .... thanks
Nick Manzi .... thanks
Patrick McGuinn .... thanks
Sean McPharlin .... thanks
Kevin McTurk .... thanks
Corinne Michel .... thanks
Lisa Molomot .... thanks
Michael Mulcahy .... thanks
Philip A. Patterson .... special thanks (as Phil Patterson)
Nicola Pecorini .... special thanks
Joseph C. Pepe .... thanks (as Joseph Pepe)
Mary Lou Pepe .... thanks
Peter Pepe .... thanks (as Peter)
Berenice Reynaud .... thanks
Jean Rochefort .... special thanks
Sebastian Rotstein .... thanks (as Sebastien Rottstein)
Julia Short .... thanks
Helga Stephenson .... thanks
George Stoll .... thanks
Ted Sullivan .... thanks
Ann Tegnell .... thanks
Agnes Van .... thanks
Ella Von Schreitter .... special thanks
Maggie Weston .... thanks (as Maggie Gilliam)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
93 min | Canada:89 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:89 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:A (Ontario) | Czech Republic:12 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:R

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Trivia:
Fulton and Pepe embarked on their second feature about director Terry Gilliam intending to make a television documentary about the development and pre-production of Gilliam's long-awaited passion project. Having intimate knowledge of Gilliam's chaotic working methods, they knew they were in for something dramatic. But they had no idea that the story would develop into its own quixotic tragedy. After the failure of Gilliam's production, Fulton and Pepe were wary of finishing their film. Gilliam assured them that "someone has to get a film out of this. I guess it's going to be you."See more »
Quotes:
[Upon watching a screen test of the giants]
Terry Gilliam:That's our trailer, right there!
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
This is one of the saddest, most painful films I've ever seen., 27 January 2004
Author: Andy Hardy from Atlanta, Georgia

I thought I had it bad on the set of my little student film in college.

Whew!

Watching this documentary was very difficult and very interesting at the same time. I enjoyed it, despite the tragedy that played out on the screen.

What makes the film so heartbreaking is that you know that the film will inevitably fail. So the entire movie-watching experience is steeped in dramatic irony. We, the viewers, know the outcome of this ill-fated film project known as "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote." But the filmmakers themselves, at the time of the filming, obviously do not know that all their actions are essentially in vain.

A great film, and a powerful warning to those who thinking making movies is easy.

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