The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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  • PG-13
Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick (Tom Waits), in which he won immortality. read more
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Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick (Tom Waits), 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 (Lily Cole) 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 daughter’s 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! Also starring Heath Ledger, Andrew Garfield, Verne Troyer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law.

Original Release

10/01/2009

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Cast

Christopher Plummer Doctor Parnassus
Heath Ledger Tony
Johnny Depp Imaginarium Tony 1
Jude Law Imaginarium Tony 2
Colin Farrell Imaginarium Tony 3
Andrew Garfield Anton
Tom Waits Mr. Nick
Lily Cole Valentina
Verne Troyer Percy
Gwendoline Christie Classy Shopper 2
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Directors

Terry Gilliam

Writers

Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown

Cast

Christopher Plummer Doctor Parnassus
Heath Ledger Tony
Johnny Depp Imaginarium Tony 1
Jude Law Imaginarium Tony 2
Colin Farrell Imaginarium Tony 3
Andrew Garfield Anton
Tom Waits Mr. Nick
Lily Cole Valentina
Verne Troyer Percy
Gwendoline Christie Classy Shopper 2
Richard Riddell Martin
Katie Lyons Martin's Girlfriend
Richard Shanks Friend of Martin
Bruce Crawford Face Changed Martin
Johnny Harris Policeman
Cassandra Sawtell Olga
Paloma Faith Sally
Montserrat Lombard Sally's Friend
Craig Fraser Debonair Gent
Mark Benton Dad

Producers

Victor Hadida Executive Producer
Patrice Theroux Executive Producer
David Valleau Executive Producer
Samuel Hadida Producer
William Vince Producer
Amy Gilliam Producer
Terry Gilliam Producer
Robert How Producer

Editors

Mick Audsley

2010 Oscar Best Achievement in Costume Design Nominated
2010 Oscar Best Achievement in Art Direction Nominated
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