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Monday, October 1st, 2012

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Doctor Parnassus, the leader of a traveling theater troupe has made a bet with the Devil and takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations and present them with a choice between self-fulfilling enlightenment or gratifying ignorance. They rescue a hanging man, Tony, whom they slowly discover to be a swindler, although he claims to be wanting to redeem himself. Parnassus had made a pact with the devil to regain his youth (so that he could court a woman) in exchange for his first-born child. Learning this, Valentina, the doctor's daughter, enters the mirror, soon followed by Tony. Discovering that Tony really is a fraud, she gives herself to the devil, but the latter finds this victory too easy and gives Parnassus a chance to free his daughter in exchange for Tony's soul. Valentina is free, but the devil cannot say where she is. Parnassus emerges from the Imaginarium years later, finds out his daughter has married and has a daughter.

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