The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Toby used to be an idealistic film student; today he is a cynical director of commercials. When, after ten years, he visits the picturesque hamlet where he shot his student project about Don Quixote, he discovers to his horror that the film changed the inhabitants’ lives beyond recognition.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Spain, Belgium, Portugal, United Kingdom 2018
  • Czech
132 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

It took 29 years but it’s finally here. After several unsuccessful attempts to shoot a project based on the story of Don Quixote (as described in the successful documentary Lost in La Mancha), Terry Gilliam returns at the peak of his game and with a dream fulfilled. His Quixote is a rattled old shoemaker named Javier (Jonathan Pryce), who once played the well-known knight in a student film – and years later started to believe he really was this character. When the movie's director Toby (Adam Driver) chances to turn up in his village, Javier thinks it’s Sancho Panza, and together they embark on an absurd journey through the Spanish countryside. Will Toby survive the madness of his Don Quixote?

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Director: Terry Gilliam
Based on: Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra
Screenplay: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni
Cinematography: Nicola Pecorini
Music: Roque Baños
Sound: Thomas Gauder, André Jacquemin
Editing: Teresa Font, Lesley Walker
Production Design: Benjamín Fernández
Producer: Mariela Besuievsky, Amy Gilliam, Gerardo Herrero, Grégoire Melin
Co-production: Pandora da Cunha Telles, Sébastien Delloye, Pablo Iraola
Costumes: Lena Mossum
Cast: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgård, Joana Ribeiro, Jason Watkins, Óscar Jaenada

Goya Awards

2019 – Yousaf Bokhari (Best Production Manager)

Goya Awards

2019 – Sylvie Imbert, Amparo Sánchez, Pablo Perona (Best Makeup and Hairstyles)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.