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Donkey Xote (2007)

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This is a true adventure comedy. The donkey, Rucio, tells the true story of Don Quixote and defends the idea that he wasnt mad... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Luis Gil ...
Quijote (voice)
Andreu Buenafuente ...
Sancho (voice)
Luis Posada ...
Rucio (voice)
David Fernández ...
Rocinante (voice)
María Luisa Solá ...
Duquesa (voice)
Félix Benito ...
Duque (voice)
Xavi Fernández ...
Gallo James (voice)
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Sansón Carrasco / Siniestro (voice)
Alicia Laorden ...
Altisidora (voice)
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Avellaneda (voice)
Javier Amilibia ...
Globus / Falso Quijote (voice)
José María Neguillo ...
Léon (voice)
Eva Martí ...
Comadreja (voice)
Sonia Ferrer ...
Dulcinea / Caballero Media Luna (voice)
José Antonio Soler ...
Caballo Comparso (voice)
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This is a true adventure comedy. The donkey, Rucio, tells the true story of Don Quixote and defends the idea that he wasnt mad... See full synopsis »

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From The Producers Who Watched Shrek

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Rated PG for mild language, some rude humor and violence | See all certifications »

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5 December 2007 (Spain)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When they get to Barcelona, in the tent there is a spring clothespin holding up a mirror. This type of clothespin wasn't invented until 1853, by David M. Smith of Springfield, Vermont. See more »

Soundtracks

I Fought the Law
Written by Sonny Curtis
Performed by Alex Warner
©1961 Sonny Curtis
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All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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Monty Python + David Lynch = Donkey Xote
11 November 2009 | by (Oosterscheldekering) – See all my reviews

Well, first of all I really liked the earlier surrealistic movie "wizard of oz" by Pixar but I guess this movie just sort of went too far for me.

Story-wise, this is just an extreme odd piece to watch. Halve of the time you really don't understand what is going on and what some of the intentions are. But I guess that's also part of the charm of this movie and a reason why you can watch it over and over again, exploring and understanding more of its themes and surrealistic elements every time you watch it.

It's a movie that is also obviously criticizing some themes such as against the bourgeois and religion as well as some social critiques. On that level I liked this movie, since it was also effective with it as well.

Perhaps you also shouldn't view this film as an actual film but more as a piece of art, you can watch from different perspective and unleash your own interpretations on it.

As a movie this one is just too lacking, since its an at times almost impossible movie to watch and follow. The dialog and some of the sequences just seem to pop out of nowhere, without making an obvious connection to the movie as a whole. And as strange as it might sound after criticizing its story, this movie just has too much of a story. "Donkey Xote" was a great dream-like surreal movie, without a story in it. This movie follows a main plot-line with characters in it and does feature dialog. Perhaps I would had liked this film more if it was made as an entirely silent movie instead, or featured no sound but that of a continuous air raid siren. It would had most likely strengthened its surrealistic elements. The movie is now instead not surrealistic enough for my liking.

Probably one of the most bizarre movies you'll ever see, without understanding it....


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