Watch The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Movie Online
Published 10 21, 2014
Year : 2009
Release date : 22 January 2010
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery,
Director : Terry Gilliam,
Writers: Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown,
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Christopher Plummer, Richard Riddell, Katie Lyons, Richard Shanks,
Time: 123 min.
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. The film follows a travelling theatre troupe whose leader, having made a bet with the Devil, takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations and present them with a choice between self-fulfilling enlightenment or gratifying ignorance.
Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole, and Tom Waits star in the film, though Ledger's death one-third of the way through filming caused production to be temporarily suspended.Doctor Parnassus' (Plummer) theatre troupe, which includes sleight of hand expert Anton (Garfield), confidant Percy (Troyer), and Parnassus' daughter Valentina (Cole), performs outside a London pub. A drunk (Richard Riddell) barges onstage and crashes through a stage mirror, where his face changes (Bruce Crawford), and he enters a journey of imagination that culminates in a choice between a torturous-looking twelve-step program and going to a pub. He enters the pub, but it explodes; in the real world, Parnassus says he has lost another one to Mr. Nick (Waits).Ledger's role was recast with Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell portraying transformations of Ledger's character as he travels through a dream world.
The film made its world premiere during the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, out of competition.The film, which was budgeted at $30 million, grossed more than $60 million in its worldwide theatrical release.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was nominated for two Academy Awards in the categories Best Art Direction (art directed by Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro, and set decorated by Caroline Smith; lost toAvatar) and Best Costume Design (costumes designed by Monique Prudhomme; lost to The Young Victoria).
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.