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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.

Director:

Albert Serra

Writers:

Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (inspired by novel "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha"), Albert Serra
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Credited cast:
Lluís Carbó Lluís Carbó ... Quixot
Lluís Serrat ... Sancho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaume Badia Jaume Badia
Glynn Bruce Glynn Bruce
Felicià Butinyà Felicià Butinyà
Lluís Cardenal Lluís Cardenal
Paula Casadevall Paula Casadevall
Bartomeu Casellas Bartomeu Casellas
Rafael Castañer Rafael Castañer
Josep Cortada Josep Cortada
Arminda Dehesa Arminda Dehesa
Joaquim Fernández Joaquim Fernández
Nanu Ferrari Nanu Ferrari
Jimmy Gimferrer Jimmy Gimferrer
Xavier Gratacós 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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Andergraun Films

Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Spain

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1.85 : 1
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nonsense
8 August 2007 | by b-lebranchuSee all my reviews

How one can translate the best attempt ever made to create a world with language ( I am always surprised at the interest of every sequence, of every word, in Don Quixote)in an empty and pompous movie.

To let the characters, who kind of founded modern castillan, speak catalan is the most stupid idea I have ever seen (or heard). Not to have understood that they exist almost only thanks to their dialogs is another one.

Just as an example, after the long, long, minutes of silent and obscure introduction, you hear Don Quixote calling Sancho, saying good morning, or something to that effect. Sancho doesn't answer. This is totally out of place: generally speaking, both men are set as equals in dignity and intelligence, and very often the master praises the servant's brains, as the reader does secretly. To destroy this balance is simply destroy the essence of the plot.

Don't mention that the original novel is a masterpiece of comic, as this film is one of boredom.

Maybe the filmmakers should try an adaptation of Beckett, or film Bhuto theater, if that is their genius.


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