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4,990 Ratings

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Directed by Terry Gilliam
Canada, France, 2009
Fantasy, Action

Synopsis

Doctor Parnassus, the head of a traveling theater troupe, must collect five souls in order to get out of a deal he made with the devil thousands of years prior in exchange for the soul of his own daughter.

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Directed by Terry Gilliam

Critics reviews

…Gilliam has ingeniously adapted the avant-garde multiple-casting ploy of everyone from Yvonne Rainer (Kristina Talking Pictures 1976) to Todd Haynes 2007) in terms of his own mainstream fantasy plot… Roughly speaking, for both its postmodern mishmash of periods, locales, and styles and its metaphysical ambiguities about age and identity, Gilliam’s postmodernist salad belongs in the special company of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle…
December 23, 2009
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