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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, 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

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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English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 May 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Budget:

€17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,756, 21 April 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$366,611, 23 May 2019
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2.35 : 1
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Cinématographer Nicola Pecorini is credited as "Nicola Sancho Pecorini". See more »

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Everyone dreams, everybody invents things - sometimes it's for the good and sometimes it's crazy.
6 July 2018 | by Lance_TaitSee all my reviews

There are those who have a deep desire to see beauty and even be part of it. There are also those who are on moral quests. There are people who are excited by the imaginative. If this is you this movie may turn out to be a favorite of yours. The movie is not a retelling of the Don Quixote novel. It's a variation on the themes, the landscapes, the yearnings and other ingredients in the original Spanish source (Cervantes). Universal ideas and conflicts from it are reworked and put in different contexts. Gilliam's best for a long time? We'll see. I would say that it's loftier than he's gone before (but with some low comic touches for sure). There are many storyline twists in 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.' In addition, the movie business is satirized (sometimes with a feather, sometimes with a hammer). As for the locations: Gilliam has chosen them with great care; the cinematography does not let his gorgeous choices down. The directing, acting and music are superb. To date, (for me anyway) these are the most memorable film performances by Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver, and some others in the cast. Pryce is eloquent but above all touching; Driver is perfect as the freaked-out guy who needs to escape the mess. Other characters/actors give me the creeps or fill me with praise for their spot-on nasty or nice performances.


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