Man of La Mancha
- 2 hr 10 min
An adaptation of the Broadway musical directed by Arthur Hiller, results in the masterpiece movie The Man of La Mancha. Starring Peter O 'Toole in the roles of Don Quixote, Alonso Quijano, and Miguel de Cervantes, alongside the beautiful Italian actress Sofia Loren, giving life to Aldonza and Dulcinea, and James Coco as the refreshing Sancho Panza. From the great novel written by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, arises this beautiful film about the life and adventures of an errant knight known as Don Quixote de La Mancha. Don Miguel and Sancho are performing in the streets when are taken to prison and sentenced to the stake as it was the punishment during the Spanish Inquisition. While in prison, Don Miguel, in an attempt to defend his position, decides to stage his act, and assigns performing roles to every inmate, transforming the dull cell in the prairies of La Mancha. Alonso Quijano,engages in his first battle as a knight against monsters that live only in his imagination, while his faithful friend Sancho shouts that they are only windmills. Seeking for shelter and tired, both men arrive at the Inn, a castle to the eyes of Don Quijote, where he meets sweet Aldonza who he calls Dulcinea. As a weak and sick man, Don Quijote demands the owner of the hostel to invest upon him the title of Knight in order to command the battles and win the heart of Dulcinea. A plan has been plotted by Alonso’s family to rescue him and take him back home, from where he escaped once. The final battle takes place to defeat Don Quixote, but the bravery and heart of the madman remains intact. The Man of La Mancha is back in the family home, sick and dying, with only one recollection from the adventures lived; the love of the woman he once knew, Dulcinea.