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Quixotic/Honor de Cavelleria (2006)

Honor de cavalleria (original title)
In this minimalist take on Cervantes' Don Quixote story, there are no windmills - only wind, trees, grass and sunlight. It is a soulful study of two lone figures against an unspoiled landscape.

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(inspired by novel "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha"),
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Jaume Badia
Glynn Bruce
Felicià Butinyà
Lluís Cardenal
Paula Casadevall
Bartomeu Casellas
Rafael Castañer
Josep Cortada
Arminda Dehesa
Joaquim Fernández
Nanu Ferrari
Jimmy Gimferrer
Xavier Gratacós
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In this minimalist take on Cervantes' Don Quixote story, there are no windmills - only wind, trees, grass and sunlight. It is a soulful study of two lone figures against an unspoiled landscape.

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Shot entirely with available light, largely at "magic hour," the hours between day and night early in the morning and late in the evening. See more »

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The longest film ever made
2 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although "only" around 1 hour and 47 minutes in duration, the pace of this film is so slow that, if you survive watching the whole thing, it feels as though you have sat through Gone With The Wind twice over. I enjoy independent films, basic plots etc, but the makers of this (and its "artistic" plaudits) should realise that two men roaming Spanish fields with minimal conversation (I think the word/name "Sancho" makes up about 20% of the entire vocabulary used) does not constitute a film, nor a useful translation of Cervantes. We learn nothing about the characters, their history, motives, loves, lives... nothing. Another practical curiosity is how Sancho remains so well formed, as neither he nor the Knight seem to eat anything for days on end !


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