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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 19 May 2018 (France)
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Toby, a disillusioned film director, is 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 overview, first billed only:
José Luis Ferrer José Luis Ferrer ... Don Quixote (commercial)
Ismael Fritschi Ismael Fritschi ... Sancho Panza (commercial) (as Ismael Fritzi)
Juan López-Tagle ... Spanish Propman (as Juan López Tagle)
Adam Driver ... Toby
William Miller ... 1st AD - Bill
Will Keen ... Producer
Jason Watkins ... Rupert
Paloma Bloyd ... Melissa
Óscar Jaenada ... Gypsy
Sonia Franco Sonia Franco ... Flamenco Dancer
José Aser Giménez José Aser Giménez ... Flamenco Guitarist
José Antonio Fernández José Antonio Fernández ... Flamenco Percussionist
Viveka Rytzner ... Junior Creative
Alberto Jo Lee ... Chinese Translator / Creative Creep
Bruno Sevilla ... Client Rep
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Toby, a cynical but supposedly genius film 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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After 17 years, Terry Gilliam announced on Facebook that the film finally wrapped production on June 2017. See more »

Quotes

Rupert: We become what we hold on to.
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Crazy Credits

Cinematographer Nicola Pecorini is credited as "Nicola Sancho Pecorini". See more »


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Celebration Camp
Written by Dave Howman & André Jacquemin (as Andre Jacquemin)
Published by Long Lunch Music
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Once again a wonderful film gets thrashed due to, ironically, imaginary reasons
30 March 2019 | by scaraduSee all my reviews

I don't know what people were expecting from this movie and I really don't get the low scores. This movie was fun, adventurous, well acted and above all else very different and unique, with a brilliant twist on the Don Quixote story. This film did not come out of Hollywood's movie spewing machine so I would guess audiences nowadays are too dumb to comprehend a good work of art. A metaphor. An analogy. An intricate story that blends fantasy and real, history and present, fact and fiction.

This film was wonderful and I smiled all throughout. It is similar to films such as Holy Motors (2012), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) so if these ring a bell please give this film a chance. You will thank me later.

I rated it a 9 because so many people rated it so low and, honestly, it's at least a 7. Considering the fact I smiled all throughout the film I give it a 9 but objectively it as an 8.


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Release Date:

19 May 2018 (France) See more »

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Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Budget:

EUR17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$391,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,390,383
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