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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 19 May 2018 (France)
Toby, a disillusioned advertising executive, becomes pulled into a world of time jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.

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Terry Gilliam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Driver ... Toby
Jonathan Pryce ... Don Quixote
Stellan Skarsgård ... The Boss
Olga Kurylenko ... Jacqui
Joana Ribeiro ... Angelica
Óscar Jaenada ... Gitano
Jason Watkins ... Rupert
Sergi López ... Barbero
Jordi Mollà ... Alexei Miiskin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diogo Andrade Diogo Andrade ... Noble Dancer
Eva Basteiro-Bertoli Eva Basteiro-Bertoli ... Dorothea - Princess Micomicona
Paloma Bloyd ... Melissa
Jorge Calvo
Jimmy Castro Jimmy Castro ... Toby's Cameraman
Maria d'Aires Maria d'Aires
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Storyline

Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth - a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 May 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre que mató a Don Quijote See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Budget:

€17,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The best-known adaptation of Don Quixote is arguably the musical 'Man of La Mancha', which has been produced on stage with, among others, José Ferrer. One of the actors that Terry Gilliam considered for the role in this film was Gérard Depardieu who, like Ferrer, has also played Cyrano de Bergerac. Fittingly, Cyrano is at one point asked if he has read Don Quixote, to which he replies, "I've practically lived it!" See more »


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Tarde Azul de Abril
Composed by Roque Baños
Written by Tessy Díez
Performed by Carmen Linares
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The movie that made me sad. In a good way.

Let me start by stealing a line from another review: "Quixote reminds us of the romantic ideal that the world needs dreamers who dare to defy convention. "

Terry Gilliam has always been that dreamer. And so have I. And that's why this movie made me sad. It's both an ode and a swansong to the world of dreamers. Moving along the same lines as the fantastical Baron Munchausen or the embellishing of Tim Burton's Big Fish, Don Quixote mixes fantasy with reality, fiction with fact and gives both hope and warning to dreamers in this world.

It's not without its flaws. But reality never is.


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