Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Toby, a disillusioned film director, is pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes himself to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.
When production started in August 2000, it was marked by misfortune. Jean Rochefort, originally cast as Don Quixote, had to drop out due to a double herniated disc. He'd spent seven months learning English for the role. A flash flood on the second day of filming washed away equipment and changed the color of the barren cliffs, making the previous footage unusable. Production halted within a week. It took Gilliam 16 years to get the film off the ground again.
We become what we hold on to.
Terry Gilliam's "a Terry Gilliam film" credit is preceded by "and now... after more than 25 years in the making... and unmaking..." at the start of the film.