The Man Who Killed Don Quixote — International Trailer


added: Thu, Apr 5th '18

It's been a difficult and tough road for filmmaker Terry Gilliam. But after enduring a barrage of financial woes, false starts, casting shakeups, production delays, and legal battles, the 77-year-old "Brazil" director can now breathe a little sigh of relief as he puts the final touches on his long-gestating passion project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," which is set to be released later in the year.

Most fans of Gilliam's films have known about this ambitious project since the 2002 behind-the-scenes documentary "Lost in La Mancha," which chronicled the director's infamous failed attempt to make his "Don Quixote" movie with "Fear and Loathing" star Johnny Depp and the now late Jean Rochefort.

But, today, fans are now getting to see a sampling of Gilliam's latest and final stab at adapting author Miguel de Cervantes' timeless Spanish fantasy tale. And this time, it stars Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, Game of Thrones) as the titular chivalrous dreamer.

The newly-released international trailer also offers a look at Adam Driver (Star Wars, Girls) as Toby Grisoni, a 21st-century advertising executive who is swept up in a fantastical adventure after randomly meeting a mysterious senile man who truly believes he's the famed 17th-century Spanish knight Don Quixote.

Co-starring Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgard, and Joana Ribeiro, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" is expected to make its world premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival, though it seems an ongoing legal battle may prevent this from happening. Which, to some degree, means, Gilliam's 'Don Quixote' curse is very much alive.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote tells the story of a deluded old man who is convinced he is Don Quixote, and who mistakes Toby, an advertising executive, for his trusty squire, Sancho Panza. The pair embark on a bizarre journey, jumping back and forth in time between the 21st and magical 17th century.


directed by   Terry Gilliam

starring   Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgard, Joana Ribeiro, Oscar Jaenada, Jordi Molla, Jason Watkins

release date   Cannes Film Festival, 2018 (world premiere)

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