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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Christopher Plummer
Heath Ledger
Lily Cole
Verne Troyer
Tom Waits

Johnny Depp
Colin Farrell
Jude Law
Directors
Terry Gilliam
Screenwriters
Charles McKeown
Running Time
123 minutes

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
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The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus

Plot
Doctor Parnassus (Plummer) leads a travelling theatre troupe with a difference: they transport audiences into a realm of strange wonders. But he risks losing the soul of his daughter in a bet with the devil that newcomer Tony (Ledger) might help or hinder.


Verdict
There are thrilling flashes of Gilliam getting back to top form here. A scrappy movie with more ideas than it can control, but one born out of a passion and determination that are wholly infectious.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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