Betting on the World of Images
Dozens of perfume and shoes various colors with a very large sizes lined up on either side of the lotus-filled lake jumbo. Ring and milling pearls in the sky. A fat old woman and was amazed at the accessories such desired eve. View of the woman and then turned on her reflection in a large mirror. There, he saw the image of Eve's desires: young, beautiful, and slim.
Special imaginary worlds that are behind a curtained door that looked like a magic mirror. All people who enter it will find a fantasy come true. But, after waiting two options for decision: proceed more interesting pleasures or another path that is less attractive.
While the last option will bring happiness, continued enjoyment only brings death. That is the choice in the world of imagination, the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) is told 1000 years old and immortal. He lives with his daughter, Valentina (Lily Cole), who longed for a normal family life, not on the carriage. Percy joined the little man and Anton (Andrew Garfield) who like Valentina, Parnassus offers the world's imagination from his buggy stage. But these show a quiet crowd. Parnassus had fallen into poverty and trapped in eternity.
By the Valentina repeated year 16, came to Mr. Nick (Tom Waits), who met the devil Parnassus became a monk when he was head of a monastery. Betting Parnassus with Nick kept him die. But Nick reminds Parnassus promises of other agreements: trade with the ability immortality not grow old forever. Price to be paid Parnassus: every child will belong to Nick at the age of 16.Panic had swept Parnassus.
Tony appeared, charity fund-raising chairman for the children, was hanged under a bridge. Having rescued the group, Tony who ran the funds for their charity work while hiding his crime. Predictably, Parnassus's daughter fell in love with that sweet man.
In the midst of confusion Parnassus, the demon who likes to gamble given the chance. He invites Parnassus bet who gets the first five people in the world of imagination through the magic door. Every man who chose pleasure belongs to Nick. As for choosing another path belongs to Parnassus. If Parnassus win, Valentina free. Bids received.
But the time left to collect the soul just two days. Thanks to Tony, four people managed to obtain. But, because Tony is being pursued also four pursuer, Nick got four people. By the time the bet limits, Valentina knew his father agreement with the devil. From here also revealed how the father and mother can making love. Murkalah the princess.
Tony, who knows the cause of father-son conflict, trying to save Valentina. He offers himself as the fifth soul. Peak travel Valentina determination finally began.
From the beginning, two-hour film brings audiences to the fantasy world. Visual effects that appear quite colorful and magnificent. Check out the picture of the temple where the Parnassus carpet teaching and his disciples. So also when Tony imagination when chased his pursuers. Valentina visual effects continued pursuit of broken glass dance scene is also interesting listening to.
Director and screenwriter Terry Gilliam fantasy world could combine the sometimes serious, sometimes like children's drawings, with the real world. This merger was alive, though sometimes exaggerated fantasy impressed. Viewers can watch an overview of the imagination of children, women (including sex imagination), young drunks, and criminals who want to be seen to be an angel.
Terry, who directed the fantasy film Tideland, is also able to present the character Tony, played three actors, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell. Even coming a bit confusing, looks worth three thumbs up.
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus became nomine Academy Award in 2010 for two categories: arts administration and costume design. Best costume design category achieved in the Satellite Awards and Custom Designers Guild Awards.
The film is able to bring the audience's imagination in the late follow the magic door. Unfortunately, some parts actually rather difficult to enjoy being a little confusing. Partly because of back and forth between past and present Parnassus. But the name alone imagination, enjoyed better than too much thought.