The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


2h 2m 2009

Brief Synopsis

A fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of g

Film Details

Also Known As
El imaginario mundo del Doctor Parnassus, Imaginarium du Docteur Parnassus, L', Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, The, L' Imaginarium du Docteur Parnassus, imaginario mundo del Doctor Parnassus
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Davis Films; Hoyts Distribution; Mandate International; Mg Film; Peerless Camera Company; Showgate, Inc.; Showtime (South Korea); Sony Pictures Classics; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Acme Film; Budapest Film; Cathay Film Organization; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Eco Filmes; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Gulf Film, Llc; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Les Films Séville; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Mediapro; Metropolitan Filmexport; Moviemax; Nu-Metro; Panasia; PathT International; Pioneer; RCV Distribution; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sungwon I Com; United International Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; West Video
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

A fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr. Nick. Valentina is now rapidly approaching this 'coming of age' milestone and Dr. Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr. Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughter's hand in marriage to the man that helps him win.

Film Details

Also Known As
El imaginario mundo del Doctor Parnassus, Imaginarium du Docteur Parnassus, L', Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, The, L' Imaginarium du Docteur Parnassus, imaginario mundo del Doctor Parnassus
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Davis Films; Hoyts Distribution; Mandate International; Mg Film; Peerless Camera Company; Showgate, Inc.; Showtime (South Korea); Sony Pictures Classics; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Acme Film; Budapest Film; Cathay Film Organization; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Eco Filmes; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Gulf Film, Llc; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Les Films Séville; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Mediapro; Metropolitan Filmexport; Moviemax; Nu-Metro; Panasia; PathT International; Pioneer; RCV Distribution; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sungwon I Com; United International Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; West Video
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 award for Excellence in Fantasy Film by the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).

Winner of the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Costume Design by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2009

Released in United States on Video April 27, 2010

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States September 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls) September 18-26, 2009.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) October 1-16, 2009.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Closing Night) October 8-12, 2009.

Shown at Rome International Film Festival (Special Events and Screenings) October 15-23, 2009.

Actor Heath Ledger died January 22, 2007, during production of the film. He was replaced by Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell, who all play the role of Tony.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2009 (250+)

Released in United States on Video April 27, 2010

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Galas) October 30-November 7, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls) September 18-26, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) October 1-16, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Closing Night) October 8-12, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Rome International Film Festival (Special Events and Screenings) October 15-23, 2009.)