Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

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Storyline

Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah passed out, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for bizarre and disturbing content, including drug use, sexuality, and gruesome situations - all involving a child, and for some language | See all certifications »

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11 August 2006 (UK)  »

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Tierra de pesadillas  »

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$19,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,276 (USA) (15 October 2006)

Gross:

$66,453 (USA) (9 November 2006)
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In an effort to promote the opening weekend of this film, Director Terry Gilliam crashed the ticket line for The Daily Show (1996). He signed autographs, told jokes, and took photos with fans, holding a sign proclaiming: "Studio-less Film Maker, Family to Support, Will Direct for Food". He is quoted as saying, "This is the state of independent film making. You got to get out on the street and beg again. We have no shame anymore, just out on the streets hustling. The first weekend is everything, if it doesn't do well the first weekend, it dies." See more »

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The map of Jutland misspells the West Jutland harbor city of Esbjerg as Ebsjerg. See more »

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Jeliza-Rose: They were kissers.
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Lift Me Up To Sweet Jesus
Music by Todd Bryanton and Rob Bryanton
Lyrics by Mitch Cullin
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Gilliam strikes back
17 July 2006 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt, this is Gilliam's strongest vision since Brazil. It's also a movie that has to be seen on the big screen so don't miss it, if it comes near you.

People may find it too long, too obscene.. there are moments that are definitely hard to swallow but hey, that's our problem, not Gilliam's. Then there are moments of pure joy.

And the ending will leave you shaken to the core. It's surreal and true at the same time and it encapsulates the whole experience. Didn't read the book this was based on but from what I've heard, Gilliam is pretty much spot on.

I really need to see Tideland again soon. I really need this little vacation.


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