Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

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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?

tags: Filmmaking, Humor, Literature, Feature film

Cast: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro


Screenplay: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni

Director of Photography: Nicola Pecorini

Film Editor: Teresa Font, Lesley Walker

Composer: Roque Baños

Production Designer: Benjamín Fernández

Costume Design: Lena Mossum

Sound: Andre Jacquemin Amps, Pierre Mertens, Thomas Gauder

Producer: Mariela Besuievsky, Gerardo Herrero, Amy Gilliam, Grégoire Melin, Sébastian Delloye

Production Company: Alacran Pictures, Tornasol Production, Kinology, Entre Chien et Loup, Ukbar Filmes, El Hombre Que Mató a Don Quijote AIE, Carisco Producciones AIE

Co-Producer: Pandora da Cunha Telles, Pablo Iraola

Co-Production Company: Recorded Picture Company

World Sales: Kinology

Distributor: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH

Director: Terry Gilliam


Terrence Vance Gilliam was born in Minneapolis in 1940. After studying political science at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he achieved fame as co-founder of the comedic troupe Monty Python, for which he made bizarre animated sketches. Since 1973, he has been married to make-up artist Margaret Weston. His first live-action film was MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975), which he co-directed with Terry Jones, followed by JABBERWOCKY (1977) and TIME BANDITS (1981). His BRAZIL (1985) was a kaleidoscopic dystopia; TWELVE MONKEYS (1995) and THE ZERO THEOREM (2013), which were shown at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, gave an even bleaker impression of the future. Gilliam is one of the world's best-known experts in anti-realistic cinema. He has adopted British citizenship.