"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is the UK/British Columbia-lensed fantasy feature directed by Terry "Fear And Loathing In Las vegas" Gilliam, written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown.
The feverishly, surreal film follows the leader of a travelling theatre troupe who, having made a deal with the Devil, takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations.
Canadian actor Christopher "The Silent Partner" Plummer, singer Tom Waits and the late Heath Ledger star in the film, though Ledger's death one-third of the way through filming caused production to be temporarily suspended. Ledger's role was then recast with actors Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell portraying transformations of Ledger's character 'Tony' as he travels through a dream world.
The film received a PG-13 rating for "violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking".
"...In the present day, immortal 1,000-year-old 'Doctor Parnassus' (Plummer) leads a traveling theatre troupe—including a sleight of hand expert 'Anton' (Andrew Garfield) and a dwarf 'Percy' (Verne Troyer), that offers audience members a chance to go beyond reality through a magical mirror in his possession. Parnassus had been able to guide the imagination of others through a deal with the Devil (Tom Waits), who now comes to collect on the arrangement, targeting the doctor's daughter (Lily Cole).
The troupe, which is joined by a mysterious outsider named Tony (Ledger, Depp, Law, Farrell), embark through parallel worlds to rescue the girl..."
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