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  • Amir Steklov

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote - (2018)

Director: Terry Gilliam.


Like many of Terry Gilliam's previous films, this one also loses itself into a whirlpool of absurdity. But once you give your trust in the hands of the experienced storyteller, you are being reworded with a powerful catharsis and deep thoughts about the characters and thier arcs.


For me, it is a film about circles of abuse in the film industry:


How it's been fueled by empty dreams and delusions about self righteousness.

Are all filmmakers doomed to end up like Don Quixote?


Are filmmakers' dreams of making films are like fighting windmills?


Is it even possible to make films destroying other people's lives?


The film looks down upon the American film industry and reflects a lot of Terry Gilliam's own guilt.


Verdict: 4 / 5 ★ - painful and entertaining.



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