6.4/10
13,709
95 user 160 critic

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 19 May 2018 (France)
Trailer
1:55 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Terry Gilliam
Reviews
Popularity
2,213 ( 61)
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Tideland (2005)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Jodelle Ferland
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Mélanie Thierry
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), off the ground.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
Stars: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges
Hungry Hearts (2014)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The relationship of a couple who meet by chance in New York City is put to the test when they encounter a life-or-death circumstance.

Director: Saverio Costanzo
Stars: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell
Brazil (1985)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant
Paterson (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A short comedy animation about human endeavors in flight.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Edit

Storyline

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?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Today's a marvelous day for adventures!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It is widely recognized as one of the most infamous examples of development hell in film history. Gilliam tried to make the film many times over the span of 29 years. See more »

Quotes

Rupert: We become what we hold on to.
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Corona Calamity (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Know Susie
Composers Buddy G. DeSylva (as Buddy Desylvia), Joseph Meyer
(c) Copyright 1925, Renewed 1953, Stephen Ballantine Music
See more »

User Reviews

 
Follows the soul of the book!
11 September 2018 | by Darth_OsmosisSee all my reviews

It's interesting to say the least. At first it might seem to be heading in a quite weird direction and be somewhat crazy, but then you'll understand it is going in a great direction and it's totally crazy! Maintains the themes of magic, illusionment and disillusionment very well and has that great sense of humor only Gilliam seems to manage. Jonathan Pryce is amazing as the Don! Wonderful movie!


38 of 55 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 95 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | Belgium | France | UK | Portugal

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 May 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$391,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,390,383
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed