THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS is a spectacular return to form for Terry Gilliam, featuring a brilliant posthumous performance by the late Heath Ledger. The story of a man who has made several unfortunate deals with the devil over the span of centuries, IMAGINARIUM chronicles the last duel between doctor and devil - with the soul of Parnassus' daughter hanging in the balance. Due to the unfortunate death of Ledger, the role of Parnassus is shared between him, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrel and Christopher Plummer. Add Tom Waits in the role of the devil, and you have a fantasy film of truly epic proportions.
Terry Gilliam first rose to fame a the only American member of Monty Python. As an animator, and later as a full-fledged member of the legendary group of comedians, Gilliam was responsible for creating Monty Python's visual identity. Having directed MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) with Terry Jones, Gilliam made JABBERWOCKY (1977) and TIMEBANDITS (1981) on his own, before co-directing THE MEANING OF LIFE with Jones in 1983. After the split of Monty Python, Gilliam has made a name for himself as one of the world's foremost directors of intelligent and visually innovative fantasy movies, with films such as BRAZIL (1985), THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (1988), THE FISHER KING (1991), TWELVE MONKEYS (1995) and FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998). THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS is his twelfth feature film.