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Don Quixote (1992)

Don Quijote de Orson Welles (original title)
The story of a Spanish gentlemen gone mad and his dim-witted squire sancho panza, who set forth on a journey to right wrongs and accomplish good deeds in the name of chivalry.

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Cast overview:
Francisco Reiguera ...
Don Quijote (archive footage)
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Sancho Panza (archive footage)
Pepe Mediavilla ...
Don Quixote (voice) (as José Mediavilla)
Juan Carlos Ordóñez ...
Sancho Panza (voice) (as Juan C. Ordóñez)
Constantino Romero ...
Narrator (voice)
Paola Mori ...
Woman on Motorscooter (archive footage)
Juan Serrano ...
(archive footage)
Beatrice Welles ...
(archive footage) (as Beatriz Welles)
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(archive footage)
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Don Quixote / Sancho Panza (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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After reading too many novels about knights and heroic stories, Don Quijote and his servant Sancho Panza decide to wander the roads of Spain to protect the weak and to accomplish good deeds. But the real world is not as magical and fairy as Don Quijote imagines it to be. Following the plot of Cervantes classical book, Don Quijote fights with windmills thinking they are giants but unluckily, he manages to be defeated by them. Written by Cyril Aubaud (cyril_aubaud@yahoo.fr)

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Unlike other unfinished Orson Welles films, Don Quixote's incomplete state was not because of lack of finances. Welles always considered his Don Quixote a "private exercise". Or as he put it, he worked on it like an author works on a novel; under no obligations, no time constraints, and could finish it whenever he feels like it. See more »

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The definitive Quixote & Sancho Panza
26 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I didn't know this film existed till I was intrigued to find it available on DVD. Mine is the Spanish version, with even Orson dubbed into Spanish. Under-edited it is far too long (almost 3 hours!) and, thrilling though the bull run in Pamplona undoubtedly is, Sancho P's quest for the 'box' (TV) is wearisomely protracted - likewise his dance on his return to his home town. However,Tamiroff plays him to perfection as does Reiguera as an 'El Greco' Quixote, and the essence of Cervantes' picaresque saga is there. The print is variable, but the Spanish exteriors, especially in the countryside, are ravishing. Bravo, Orson!


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