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The story, as I'm sure you already know, is about Don Quixote, an idealist, a noble-minded, an enthusiastic admirer of everything good and great, yet having all these fine qualities accidentally blended with a relative kind of madness. His main problem is that the medival institution of knighthood has passed for over a hundred years (the novel was first published 1605 and was set in "of today"). Yet he sets out, in his armour and shaving-hat, believing he's a nobel knight, to save fair maidens and do good in the world. Sancho Panza is Don Quixote's sidekick. He's the complete opposite of his master, with his practicality and grossness.
The film takes place in the 1900-hundreds. The "normal" people are launching their first missle to the moon, as Don Quixote is out fighting windmills. We see cars and other motorvehicles roaring by at many occassions. In one scene Don Quixote halts a moped driven by a "fair lady", to save her from it.
The screen quality is sometimes just plain awful. Some are too dark and some are too bright.
And there's no tact. Some sequences are too long. Or maybe it was just me who got frustrated when Sancho danced and cheered with his family for 15 minutes?
The dubbing really annoyed me. The dubbing-voices are cheaply done, you can clearly see how the characters mouths on the screen are moving, though the voice-over is giving you nothing. I would've much prefered to watch a movie in spanish, with english subtitles.
One of the few things I like about this movie, that worked for me, is how Sancho and Don Quixote is potrayed. Don Quixote, tall, bearded and thin as a thread upon his trusted Rocinante.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quixote is a very difficult text to filmify, but Werlles does a brilliant job, inspired cutting, much editing, best depiction of Pamplona bull run that I ever saw. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edwin M
It is an attempt to update the legend. A good effort. But I prefer the original legendPublished 9 months ago by JP
Yes, the film is a mess but it is an interesting mess. The actor playing Don Quixote certainly looks the part. Read morePublished 9 months ago by rbrogan3
Don't bother. The god of gods made a stinker. Film schools produce far better fair then this. The look of Don Quixote the actor was brilliant.Published 10 months ago by John S Santo
Pretty bad. I don't hate it, but it is poorly done and hard to watch.Published 13 months ago by Gordon
I found the film confusing because it moved from past to present,almost Slaughterhouse fiveish. I might have to reread Don Quixote to find a parallel to this movie.Published 17 months ago by Lowell M. Jeffers