Thursday, January 10, 2008

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Synopsis

Here below you'll find the synopsis of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
But beware the following synopsis may contain some minor spoilers.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present day.
It tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a travelling 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, Dr Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. Long ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr Nick, in which he won immortality. Many 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 first-born reached its 16th birthday he or 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. In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles - and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all...

Sounds promising! I wait for it!


Anonymous said...

I really hope this still goes ahead in spite of the tragic death of Heath Ledger. It would have been a dream cast with him in it - but it still needs to be made. The combination of Gilliam, Waits and Plummer is too delicious.

tanya payne (was stacey) said...

I so agree. And Heath's wonderful friends Johnny, Colin and Jude show just how loved Heath is! Thanks guys for stepping in and being Heath in order to finish his last work......tanYaisa