6.4/10
530
4 user 23 critic

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:

Writers:

(inspired by novel "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha"),
Reviews
8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three wise men embark on a journey to see the newborn Jesus Christ.

Director: Albert Serra
Stars: Lluís Carbó, Lluís Serrat Batlle, Lluís Serrat
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Famous lover Casanova now long past his prime, meets Count Dracula during a journey to Transylvania.

Director: Albert Serra
Stars: Vicenç Altaió, Lluís Serrat, Eliseu Huertas
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

Director: Albert Serra
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao, Marc Susini
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Albert Serra
Stars: Martín Angel, Lluís Carbó, Jimmy Gimferrer
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Reflection on the construction of Europe, its cultural identity and its foundations through the complete adaptation of the texts Conversations with Goethe, by J.P. Eckermann, Hitler's Table... See full summary »

Director: Albert Serra
Stars: Clemens Alban, Lluís Carbó, Xavier Gratacós
Crespià (2003)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Albert Serra
Stars: Jaume Badia, Lluís Carbó, Anna Darné
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Albert Serra
Stars: Victòria Aragonés, Román Bayarri, Lluís Carbó
Documentary | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The freighter Fair Lady crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its gears reveals the continuous movement of machinery devouring its workers: the last gestures of the old sailors' trade ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Herce
Witchhammer (1970)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A very popular movie on the medieval persecution of witches (inquisition).

Director: Otakar Vávra
Stars: Vladimír Smeral, Elo Romancik, Josef Kemr
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The film tells the misadventures of a company of players who are oppressed by a tyrannical director. At the same time, his friend Michele is living with the failure of his marriage to Silvia.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Luciano Agati, Lorenza Codignola, Simona Frosi
Rússia (2007)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Surfer writer Ben Weiland and photographer Chris Burkard traveled with Keith Malloy, Dane Gudauskas, Trevor Gordon, Foster Huntington and Cyrus Sutton to Russia's forbidden peninsula, Kamchatka.

Director: Albert Serra
Stars: Lluís Serrat, Lluís Serrat Batlle
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

One night, a group of workers discover their factory is being dismantled by the same administration that runs it. Quickly, the labourers organize themselves in order to occupy the plant.

Director: Pedro Pinho
Stars: José Smith Vargas, Carla Galvão, Njamy Sebastião
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lluís Carbó ... Quixot
... Sancho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Andergraun Films

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quixotic/Honor de Cavelleria  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in 10 days. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beckett meets Cervantes
29 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

You can't get much more minimalist than this. Two characters- Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (remarkably fat, as all they seem have to to eat are a few walnuts)- wander across Spain, filmed in very long takes using natural light, the camera hardly bothering about what is in front of it, with hardly any music (when a guitar plays a short melody after about ninety minutes it is an astonishing shock) and hardly any action. They talk, minimally- the Don giving Sancho orders, go for a swim, sleep. The Don shouts challenges to imaginary enemies who do not answer him. Eventually, in a mysterious dream-like scene, four horsemen silently carry away the Don. Sancho, left with the don's sword, chops down herbs with it and answers questions about his relations with the Don and why he serves him. The two meet up again and wander on. Eventually the don dies. End of film after nearly two hours. That makes it sound more eventful than it actually is. There is a curious pointlessness and banality about everything that happens- for example, the camera watches an almost-dark patch for minutes on end, with the stems of two plants moving in the wind and- with a shock- when he moves we realise that the Don's face was behind them all the time. Once you adjust you realise that there are astonishing and beautiful shots, but you have to adjust to a zen quality in it. i'm certainly glad to have seen the film, but I certainly wouldn't want to see it again.


19 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial