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Lost in La Mancha
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe


Directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, LOST IN LA MANCHA documents Terry Gilliam's disaster-prone attempt to make THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, a film largely based on the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes. The movie first encounters difficulties in its preproduction stage, starting with an uncomfortably small European-funded budget. Then Gilliam must wait for the lead actors, Johnny Depp and French actor Jean Rochefort, to show up on location in Spain. When Depp and Rochefort finally arrive, shooting commences, but within the first few days a torrential rainstorm hits the set, washing away much of the equipment and significantly altering the dry desert landscape. And to make matters much worse, Rochefort, who plays the central role of Don Quixote, falls ill and returns to Paris for medical treatment. As the days of the Quixote-less production go by, tensions among the crew members increase and Gilliam faces the frustratingly real prospect of scrapping the film.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 93 minutes

RATING - R (MPAA)

YEAR - 2003

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States, United Kingdom

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

Director

Keith Fulton

Director

Louis Pepe

Producer

Lucy Darwin

Actor

Johnny Depp

Narrator

Jeff Bridges

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