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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • 2009
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Written by: Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown
  • Cast: Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Verne Troyer, Lily Cole, Andrew Garfield, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law
  • Website: www.doctorparnassus.co.uk

After Ledger's death, the film only saw the light of day once Depp, Law and Colin Farrell stepped in. The typically Gilliam-esque story focuses on immortal carnival owner Dr Parnassus (Plummer) as he enters a wager with the Devil and, given the trauma surrounding it, is a return to form for the director: an enthralling morality tale with his trademark visual panache.

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The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus

1 Oct 20094 stars

An enthralling morality tale

Terry Gilliam has pulled a rabbit from his mad hat with his latest, a lively if flawed fantasy that looks set to reward him with one of his biggest hits. Notorious for having been interrupted by the death of Heath Ledger, the film only saw the light of…

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