Lost in La Mancha Image
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Summary: Director Terry Gilliam is the latest filmmaker to try and bring Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra's "Don Quixote de la Mancha" to the big screen, to be called The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Before filming even begins, Gilliam, who has moved from Hollywood studio to European financing, will have to scale back his vision as his budget has been slashed from $40 million to $32 million, still astronomical by European standards. But Gilliam is a dreamer, much like his title character, and his vision for the movie is uncompromising, meaning with the reduced budget that there is no margin for error and that some of his department heads may have to achieve miracles with their allotted moneys. During pre-production and actual filming, what Gilliam does not foresee is contractual and health issues with his actors, and the effects of Mother Nature. The question is does Gilliam have a Plan B if/when things go wrong.
Runtime: 89 min
Rating: Rated R for language.
Production: Quixote Films
Genre: Documentary
Countries: USA, UK
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Home Release Date: Jun 24, 2003
Director Credit
Keith Fulton Director
Louis Pepe Director
Writer Credit
Keith Fulton Writer
Louis Pepe Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Jeff Bridges Narrator
Terry Gilliam Himself - Writer & Director
Cast Credit
Andrea Calderwood Herself - Former Head Of Production, Pathé
Bárbara Pérez-Solero Herself - Ass't. Set Decorator
Benjamín Fernández Himself - Production Designer
Bernard Bouix Himself - Executive Producer
Carlo Poggioli Himself - Co-Costume Designer
Fred Millstein Himself - Completion Guarantor
Gabriella Pescucci Herself - Costume Designer
José Luis Escolar Himself - Line Producer
Nicola Pecorini Himself - Director Of Photography
Philip A. Patterson Himself - First Assistant Director
Ray Cooper Himself - Longtime Gilliam Colleague
René Cleitman Himself - Producer
Tony Grisoni Himself - Co-Writer
Producer Credit
Andrew J. Curtis Associate Producer
Lucy Darwin Producer
Rosa Bosch Associate Producer: Vice Versa
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