Watch Lost in La Mancha
- 1 hr 29 min
It is the year 2002, and director Terry Gilliam is excited to be making his dream film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Working from his own script, and with Johnny Depp and John Rochefort starring, filming begins optimistically. Unfortunately, a series of disasters, including the irrecoverable injury to one of his stars, completely disrupts filming. This is the documentary that tells the story of Terry Gilliam’s lost cause. Begun as a documentary meant to record the making of a movie, it became one about the failure to make a movie. In the midst of damaged equipment, damaged actors, and a shooting schedule that falls apart, the entire project unravels, all while Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe are there with their cameras to capture every fascinating moment. This documentary is a fascinating wealth of insight into the film making process and how badly and easily it can all go so wrong.