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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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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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€17,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Gilliam started working on the film in 1989, but was unable to secure funding until 1998 when it entered full pre-production with a budget of $32.1 million without American financing, with Jean Rochefort as Quixote, Johnny Depp as Toby Grisoni, a 21st-century marketing executive thrown back through time, and Vanessa Paradis as the female lead. Shooting began in 2000 in Navarre, but a significant number of difficulties such as sets and equipment destroyed by flooding, the departure of Rochefort due to illness, problems obtaining insurance for the production, and other financial difficulties led to a sudden suspension of the production and its subsequent cancellation. The original production was the subject of the documentary film Lost in La Mancha, which was intended to be a making-of but was released on its own in 2002. Gilliam made repeated attempts to relaunch production between 2005 and 2016, which included Robert Duvall, Michael Palin, and John Hurt as Quixote, and Depp, Ewan McGregor, Jack O'Connell, and Adam Driver as Grisoni. However, all ended up being cancelled for various reasons, such as failing to secure funds, Depp's busy schedule and eventual loss of interest in the project, and Hurt being diagnosed with the cancer that would eventually result in his death. After yet another failed attempt, it was unexpectedly reported in March 2017 that filming had finally started, with Driver still attached as Grisoni, Jonathan Pryce as Quixote, and Olga Kurylenko as the female lead. On 4 June Gilliam announced that the shooting of the film was complete, 17 years after it originally started. 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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