The Man Who Killed Don Quixote — Official Trailer

source:   www.whokilleddonquixote.net

added: Mon, Feb 25th '19

After decades of numerous production fails and several bitter legal battles, fans of visionary director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys) will finally get to see his long-gestating passion project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" in theaters across North America ... for one night only!

On Wednesday, April 10th, Fathom Events and Screen Media Films is releasing Gilliam's long-awaited fantasy-tinged adventure comedy, starring recent Oscar-nominee Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) and Jonathan Pryce (The Wife), for a special one-night-only theatrical engagement, opening over 700 U.S. cinemas and select Canadian locations.

The film -- which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and was screened at last year's Fantastic Fest, among other festivals -- stars Driver as a cynical commercial director who is unexpectedly drawn into a kooky adventure across the Spanish region of La Mancha when he accidentally bumps into an old senile shoe-maker (played by Pryce) who is convinced that he is the fabled 17th-century Spanish knight Don Quixote and Driver's character is his trusted squire Sancho Panza.

Co-starring Olga Kurylenko and Stellan Skarsgard, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" took nearly two and a half decades to complete, after a series of well-known and well-documented production failures and false starts (see: the 2002 making-of documentary "Lost in La Mancha").

synopsis:
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE is the story of Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, who 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?

 

directed by   Terry Gilliam

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

release date   April 10, 2019 (One Night Only in Select U.S. Theaters)

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