Toby, a cynical advertising 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?
CAST & CREW
Amy Gilliam, Gerardo Herrero, Grégoire Melin , Mariela Besuievsky
Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni
Director of Photography
Alejandro Fernández, Gabriel Liste, Benjamín Fernández
André Jacquemin, Pierre Mertens, Thomas Gauder
Teresa Font, Lesley Walker
Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro…
Alacran Pictures Tornasol Films Entre Chien et Loup Ukbar Filmes El Hombre Que Mato a Don Quijote AIE Carisco Producciones AIE
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. Gilliam said these experiences made him understand how it was like to be Black or Mexican and gave him sympathy for the poor. In the political turmoil in the 60's, Gilliam feared he might develop into a terrorist and decided to leave the USA. After moving to England he landed a job on the children's television show Do Not Adjust Your Set as an animator. There he would meet his future collaborators in Monty Python: Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. In 2006, he renounced his American citizenship.
Storytime (1968, short), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Miracle of Flight (1975, short), Jabberwocky (1977), Time Bandits (1981), The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983, short), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Tideland (2005), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), The Legend of Hallowdega (2010, short), The Wholly Family (2011 short), The Zero Theorem (2013), The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018).