The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) - Trailer
Genres: Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Cast: Johnny Depp, Peter Stormare, Michael Eklund, Christopher Plummer, John Stewart, Fraser Aitcheson, Lucy Russell, Ryan Grantham, Ian A. Wallace, Jude Law, Carrie Genzel, Michael Bean, Colin Farrell, Verne Troyer, Kis Yurij, Quinn Lord, Emil Hostina, Tom Waits, Daniel Newman, Mackenzie Gray, Andrew Garfield, Peter New, D. Harlan Cutshall, Michael Jonsson, Bruce Crawford, Waléra Kanischtscheff, Johnny Harris, Gwendoline Christie, Donna Lysell, Pearce Visser
Director(s): Terry Gilliam
Trailer: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary Imaginarium, a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.
Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick.
Valentina is now rapidly approaching this coming of age milestone and Dr. Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr. Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughters hand in marriage to the man that helps him win.
In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr. Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all! via Sony Pictures Classics
Synopsis:In London, the sideshow troupe of Doctor Parnassus promises the audience a journey to the "Imaginarium", an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus, where dreams come true. In the stories that Doctor Parnassus tells to his daughter Valentina, the midget Percy, and his assistant Anton, he claims to have lived for more than one thousand years; However, when he fell in love with a mortal woman, he made a deal with the devil (Mr. Nick), trading his immortality for youth. As part of the bargain, he promised his son or daughter to Mr. Nick on their sixteenth birthday. Valentina is now almost to the doomed age and Doctor Parnassus makes a new bet with Mr. Nick, whoever seduces five souls in the Imaginarium will have Valentina as a prize. Meanwhile the troupe rescues Tony, a young man that was hanged on a bridge by the Russians. Tony was chased until he finds and joins the group. Tony and Valentina fall in love with each other and the jealous Anton discovers that his competition may be a liar.