After over 17 long years of delays, doubts and expectations, director Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys) finally has finished shooting his cursed movie, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
This hasn’t been an easy road. Anyone who knows the story, knows that rains, small budgets and other problems have slowed the process. So, this is kind of miracle.
This is wath Gilliam said regarding the completion of the film:
Don Quixote is a dreamer, an idealist, and a romantic, determined not to accept the limitations of reality, marching on regardless of setbacks, as we have done. We’ve been at it so long that the idea of actually finishing shooting this ‘clandestine’ film, is pretty surreal. Any sensible person would have given up years ago but sometimes pig-headed dreamers win in the end, so thank you to all of the ill paid fantasists and believers who have joined to make this longstanding dream a reality!
And for all who don’t remember the plot of the film, here it is:
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. Gradually, like the infamous knight himself, Toby becomes consumed by the illusory world and unable to determine his dreams from reality. The tale culminates in a phantasmagorical and emotional finale where Toby takes on the mantle of Don Quixote de la Mancha.
We really hope the film worth the effort.