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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 himself 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 Paulo Branco's legal action aimed at the Cannes festival to prevent the screening of The Man who killed Don Quixote, the President and General Delegate of 2018 Cannes film festival openly criticized the Portuguese producer in a joint statement. The press release issued on April 30th 2018 states that "Mr Branco has allowed his lawyer to use intimidation and defamatory statements, as derisory as they are ridiculous, one of which targets the former President of an event which he has made use of throughout his career to establish his own reputation." and goes as far as describing Branco as "a producer who has shown his true colors once and for all during this episode and who has threatened us, via his lawyer, with a "humiliating defeat"." In a following statement on May 10th, they criticized again Branco's "slanderous attacks and lies" after the French court dismissed his request to ban Terry Gilliam's film from being screened as the closing film of the festival. See more »

Quotes

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

Terry Gilliam's "a Terry Gilliam film" credit is preceded by "and now... after more than 25 years in the making... and unmaking..." at the start of the film. 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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Don't expect any surprises - it is exactly as you would anticipate....
27 January 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

I was never a huge fan of Monty Python (or, indeed "Time Bandits") - I find surreal comedy sometimes too much of a stretch for my usually linear appreciation genes. I've got to say, though, that I rather enjoyed this. At times it is truly bonkers, but Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce do have enough chemistry between them to almost turn this into a (rather eccentric) love story. It is self-indulgent, no point in saying that the audience of (us) cinema goers were ever likely be the prime beneficiaries of this creation, but oddly enough it is exactly what it says on the tin "Quixotic". I am not sure it was worth waiting 29 years for, but it has a few laugh out loud moments and a carefully crafted soundtrack helps keep it lolling along. I'm not sure I will ever watch it again, but I am glad I have seen it.


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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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