The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.


The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a mesmerizing fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam. It revolves around a mysterious traveling theater troupe led by the enigmatic Doctor Parnassus, played by Christopher Plummer. Known for their unique and magical performances, the group offers an extraordinary experience to their unsuspecting audience.

Doctor Parnassus holds a deep secret - he possesses the ability to transport people into their own imaginations through a magical mirror. In these immersive journeys, the individuals are faced with choices that can either lead to enlightenment or disaster. However, there is a catch - Dr. Parnassus made a pact with the devil, Mr. Nick, played by Tom Waits, which will ultimately determine the fate of his daughter Valentina.

The film takes an unexpected turn due to the tragic death of actor Heath Ledger, who played Tony, a mysterious stranger who becomes entangled in Doctor Parnassus' otherworldly affairs. In a remarkable act of creativity and solidarity, fellow actors Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell stepped in to portray different versions of Tony as he ventures into the Imaginarium.

With stunning visuals and imaginative storytelling, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus takes audiences on a thrilling and thought-provoking journey into the power of the human imagination and the fine line between dreams and reality. Will Doctor Parnassus be able to outsmart Mr. Nick and secure his daughter's future? Explore this extraordinary adventure and uncover the answers in this unique cinematic experience.

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Release Date:

08 Jan 2010


Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown


Nominated for 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 23 nominations total