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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 ...
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Beatrice Welles ...
(archive footage) (as Beatriz Welles)
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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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Last of four Don Quixote films featuring 'Fernando Rey' in some role. In this one, he played the narrator in the closing scene. He was previously in Don Quijote de la Mancha (1947), Don Quijote von der Mancha (1965) and Don Quijote de la Mancha (1991). See more »

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Version of Aventuras de D. Quixote (1954) See more »

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A curiosity at best
28 December 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Only when one hear Welles narration on the soundtrack of this dog's dinner of a film, does one get a tiny glimpse of what Welles might have been able to achieve in bringing "Don Quixote" to the screen. From what I saw last night on DVD (purchased by a friend recently in Spain!), my guess is that "Don Quixote" is unfilmable, even by a genius like Welles. The 'director', Jess Franco', is no Welles, to be sure. Where and how Franco got his hands on this footage, is as mysterious as Welles himself. Apparently shot over a number of years, the assembled footage, is a mish mash of stills, unrelated footage, an out-of-sync sound track (scenes of Welles in a car shooting footage like an enthusiastic tourist), and ludicrously dubbed American voices, makes this just a slice of arcane interest. In summary, it was 'interesting' to see, but at the end of the day, it manages to tarnish Welle's reputation, rather than enhance it. Still, with 'Citizen Kane', the truncated "Magnificent Ambersons", & "Chimes At Midnight", to his credit, Welles really doesn't need this kind of 'tribute'.


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