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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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Spain | Belgium | France | UK | Portugal

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 May 2018 (France) See more »

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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:

$389,080, 13 June 2019
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It's the first Gilliam feature film shot digital. And the first shot with anamorphic lenses. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

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

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Celebration Camp
Written by Dave Howman & André Jacquemin (as Andre Jacquemin)
Published by Long Lunch Music
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Totally bonkers
27 July 2018 | by schrijvermarcelSee all my reviews

Totally bonkers, dreamlike, vintage Gilliam and in the end even Lynchian weird. When it works it's brilliant, when it doesn't, it's baffling and sometimes boring. But even when the script doesn't work, the movie is saved by the incredible cast. It's among both Adam Driver's and Jonathan Pryce best work. Also, I'm in love with Joana Ribeiro.


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