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?
Great cast with great performances, wonderful cinematography, nice additions of humor here and there and a movie that finds it difficult to stay in control of its own course.
As we follow Toby through his mind instability progress through the film, so does our understanding of a director's grasp on reality deepens. It is not difficult to be lost in your fantasy world it seems.
That being the case, the movie's flaw is that it takes too long to reach its climax and when it does, it doesn't pay off.
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