The Man Who Killed Don Quixote handed a release date for Italy and Germany

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 September 2018
Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' is to open in Italy and Germany on September 27, Terry Gilliam has confirmed

Terry Gilliam's 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' is to open in Italy and Germany on September 27.

The long-awaited drama movie - which stars the likes of Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko and Stellan Skarsgard - had its initial release at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and is now set to open in two of Europe's biggest markets later this month.

Terry announced the news on Twitter, writing part of his post in Italian: "Buon giorno, Italia.. finalmente!! L'UOMO CHE UCCISE DON CHISCOTTE si apre 27 settembre! For non Italian speakers, I think you can work out what that says. And like Rome, the film wasn't built in a day! (sic)"

Terry - who is a former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe - has been working on the movie for almost 20 years, but he has faced a number of logistical and legal battles to bring it to cinema screens.

The issues have, in fact, already been detailed in documentary called 'Lost in La Mancha'.

However, in 2017, Terry made the shock announcement that he'd finally finished the project with a new cast - but a producer then sued him over the rights to the movie.

A French court subsequently dismissed that claim and 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' finally made its debut at the annual film festival in Cannes.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

  • 2 stars
  • 2018
  • UK / Spain / France / Portugal / Belgium
  • 2h 12min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro
  • UK release: 31 January 2020

Toby (Driver) is a director of commercials who finds himself in Spain with Javier (Pryce), who thinks he’s Don Quixote. Gilliam's passion project has been more than 25 years in the making and it feels old and tired; Driver is largely unlikeable, the female characters are one-dimensional and Pryce’s madman is maddening.

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