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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

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:

Czlowiek, który zabil Don Kichota 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

Terry Gilliam started working on the film in 1989, but was unable to secure funding until 1998 when it entered full pre-production for the first time. See more »

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Referenced in Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Terry Gilliamem (2006) See more »

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Composed by Roque Baños
Written by Tessy Díez
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Long wait but worth it
18 June 2018 | by bale-04173See all my reviews

Terry Gilliam has battled long and hard to make this film. I for one and grateful he persevered. It is not only beautiful to look at, but is at times funny, at times surreal, at times touching, at times dreamlike, but at all times involving of both the brains and hearts of the audience. Adam Driver is the Hollywood brat given a huge budget to make a movie about Don Quixote in Spain. One day he realised that he close to the village where he made his student version of the story, using locals. Curiosity gets the better of him when he sees a sign pointing the way to Don Quixote and discovers the man he cast in his student film has since stopped being a cobbler but believes himself to be the real Don Quixote. When the brat frees him from the prison his wife has him locked up in as a tourist exhibit, they embark on a series of adventures that mix up dreams and reality, and show the young man the damage he inflicted on those he used in his student film. The dreams and reality seamlessly overlap and provide the audience with non stop inclusion in what is going on. I absolutely adored this film, and went back to see it a second time only a few days later, knowing I will have missed a lot first time around, so full of images and colour and character that it is. Bravo Terry! And thank you.


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