The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
- 2 hr 2 min
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantasy which is the last film made by Health Ledger. The story revolves around an elderly gentleman known as Doctor Parnassus. This gentleman was a monk who encountered the devil. The devil granted him everlasting life in return for the soul of his unborn daughter on her sixteenth birthday. The devil is represented by a man named Mr. Nick. Doctor Parnassus also possess a special ability to turn people's dreams into reality. This is a gift he uses to collect souls in another bargain he made with Mr. Nick. This bargain was made after he fathered his child and no longer wanted to trade her soul. The Imaginarium is a type of caravan which houses the Doctor, his daughter, a dwarf named Percy and a young boy named Anton. As they are passing over a bridge one day, the daughter sees a young man who has been hanged. She immediately tells Percy to stop the wagon and they retrieve the young man. It turns out he is not dead, because he has a trick of inserting a small flute into his throat to keep it open. He does this as a way of escaping people he has scammed. At the instance of his daughter the Doctor agrees to keep Tony with the group. Anton does not like the affection Tony shows to the Doctor's daughter and becomes jealous. The story uses the Imaginarium as a portal through which unsuspecting visitors to the Doctor's show enter and become transformed. While inside the dream portal, the person encounters dream like images which culminate in a final destination where they need to make a choice. The choice either gives their soul to Mr. Nick or sets them free. As the final production of Heath Ledger in the role of Tony, the end portion of the story has Tony played by several other well known actors, which include Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell.