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The imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

William Vince producer.; Samuel Hadida producer.; Amy Gilliam 1978- producer.; Terry Gilliam producer, director.; Infinity Features Entertainment, production company.; Poo Poo Pictures (Firm), production company.; Davis Films (Firm), production company.

2009

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  • Title:
    The imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Author: William Vince producer.; Samuel Hadida producer.; Amy Gilliam 1978- producer.; Terry Gilliam producer, director.; Infinity Features Entertainment, production company.; Poo Poo Pictures (Firm), production company.; Davis Films (Firm), production company.
  • Description: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fanstastical 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 dark 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 water. 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.
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Publisher: New York : Sony Pictures Classics
  • Format: 1 online resource (123 minutes).
  • Subjects: Sideshows -- England -- London -- Drama; Imaginary places -- Drama; Devil -- Drama; London (England) -- Drama; Feature films
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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