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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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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?

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The story was inspired by El Quijote de la Mancha of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra See more »

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

Cinematographer Nicola Pecorini is credited as "Nicola Sancho Pecorini". See more »


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Composers Buddy G. DeSylva (as Buddy Desylvia), Joseph Meyer
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Don Finds the way.. Eventually.
10 May 2020 | by dimitris-karaSee all my reviews

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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English | Spanish

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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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2.39 : 1
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