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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

(The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)
A movie directed by Terry Gilliam
2009 - 112 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 1.85 : 1
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Synopsis

Set in the present day, director Terry Gilliam's fantastical morality tale follows the travelling show of the mysterious Dr. Parnassus -- a man who once won a bet with the Devil himself, and possesses the unique ability to guide the imagination of others. Many centuries ago, Dr. Parnassus won immortality in a bet that found the malevolent Mr. Nick coming up short. While few would be foolish enough to try their luck against the powers of darkness a second time, Dr. Parnassus did precisely that -- this time trading his mortality for youth on the understanding that his firstborn would become the property of Mr. Nick when the child reaches his or her 16th birthday. Flash-forward to the present day, and Dr. Parnassus' daughter, Valentina, is about to celebrate her sweet sixteen. Dr. Parnassus is desperate to save his little girl from her fiery fate, and when Mr. Nick arrives to collect, the good doctor presents the Prince of Darkness with a wager too enticing to refuse: Dr. Parnassus and Mr. Nick will each compete to seduce five souls, with possession of Valentina going to whomever manages to complete the task first. As the competition begins to heat up, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughter's hand in marriage to any man who can help him successfully navigate the surreal obstacle course that lies ahead and finally help him undue the many mistakes of his past. (Josh)


Canadian release date: December 25, 2009
French release date: November 11, 2009
British release date: October 16, 2009
Us release date: January 08, 2010


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  • The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (int)

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