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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus -- A story-telling doctor's deal with the devil sends him scrambling to save his daughter on the eve of her 16th birthday.

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Director:
Writers:
Terry Gilliam (written by) &
Charles McKeown (written by)
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Release Date:
8 January 2010 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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It struggles to keep things in order, and often becomes weighed down by tired filler, but Gilliam returns to form nonetheless See more (206 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Andrew Garfield ... Anton

Christopher Plummer ... Doctor Parnassus

Richard Riddell ... Martin

Katie Lyons ... Martin's Girlfriend

Richard Shanks ... Friend of Martin

Lily Cole ... Valentina

Verne Troyer ... Percy

Bruce Crawford ... Face Changed Martin

Johnny Harris ... Policeman
Lorraine Cheshire ... Mum

Mark Benton ... Dad
Lewis Gott ... Diego
Sian Scott ... Linda
Simon Day ... Uncle Bob (as Simon Daye)
Moya Brady ... Aunty Flo
Charles McKeown ... Fairground's Inspector (scenes deleted)

Tom Waits ... Mr. Nick
Mackenzie Gray ... First Monk

Kis Yurij ... Second Monk (as Yurij Kis)

Ian A. Wallace ... Third Monk (as Ian Wallace)

Heath Ledger ... Tony
Amanda Walker ... Shopper
Joann Condon ... Shopper
Carolyn Pickles ... Shopper

Paloma Faith ... Sally

Montserrat Lombard ... Sally's Friend

Craig Fraser ... Debonair Gent
Amy Marston ... Classy Shopper 1

Gwendoline Christie ... Classy Shopper 2

Lucy Russell ... Classy Shopper 3
Maggie Steed ... LV Woman

Ben Cartwright ... Policeman 1
Gavin Rolph ... Policeman 2
Bobby Bysouth ... LV Woman's Reflection

Johnny Depp ... Imaginarium Tony 1
Vitaly Kravchenko ... Piotr (as Vitaliy Kravchenko)
Ray Cooper ... Vladimir
Emil Hostina ... Serge
Igor Ingelsman ... Gregor

Sarah Groundwater ... Sales Girl

Jude Law ... Imaginarium Tony 2

Dean Moen ... Smiling Policeman

Fraser Aitcheson ... Dancing Policeman

Michael Bean ... Dancing Policeman

Jason Griffith ... Dancing Policeman (as Jase-Anthony Griffith)

Scott A. McGillivray ... Dancing Policeman (as Scott McGillivray)

John Stewart ... Dancing Policeman

Chris Cochrane ... Dancing Policeman
Pearce Visser ... Dancing Policeman
Patrick Bahrich ... Dancing Policeman
Georgina Hegedos ... Baboushka

Colin Farrell ... Imaginarium Tony 3

Cassandra Sawtell ... Olga

Carrie Genzel ... Female Journalist

Mark Oliver ... Male Journalist

Peter Stormare ... The President (as Peter Stomare)
Donna Lysell ... President's Wife

Michael Eklund ... Tony's Assistant

Raahul Singh ... Security Guard

Ryan Grantham ... Little Anton
D. Harlan Cutshall ... Charity Guest 1 (as D Harlan Cutshall)
Deni DeLory ... Charity Guest 2 (as Deni Delory)
Lisa Bunting ... Charity Guest 3

Peter New ... Paramedic 1

Michael Jonsson ... Paramedic 2
Emma Karwandy ... Valentina's Daughter

Quinn Lord ... Young Boy
Bart Anderson ... Young Boy's Father
Erika Conway ... Young Boy's Mother
Wendy Carson ... Nun 1
Christine McMahon ... Nun 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elizabeth Adamczyk ... Imaginarium Viewer (uncredited)

Waléra Kanischtscheff ... (uncredited)

Daniel Newman ... Gavin (uncredited)
Antonia Putiloff ... Olga (voice) (uncredited)

Genevieve Sibayan ... Drunken Youth (uncredited)
Daniel Tyler-Smith ... Drunk Imaginarium Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Gilliam 
 
Writing credits
Terry Gilliam (written by) &
Charles McKeown (written by)

Produced by
Amy Gilliam .... producer
Terry Gilliam .... producer
Samuel Hadida .... producer
Victor Hadida .... executive producer
Robert How .... line producer: UK (as Rob How)
Patrice Theroux .... executive producer
David Valleau .... executive producer (as Dave Valleau)
William Vince .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Danna 
Mychael Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Nicola Pecorini (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mick Audsley 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
 
Production Design by
Anastasia Masaro 
 
Art Direction by
Denis Schnegg 
 
Set Decoration by
Caroline Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Monique Prudhomme 
 
Makeup Department
Zoe Brown .... hair stylist: London
Zoe Brown .... makeup artist: London
Diane Holme .... hair stylist
Linda Jones .... key hair stylist: Vancouver
Ailbhe Lemass .... key hair stylist: London
Ailbhe Lemass .... key makeup artist: London
Sarah Monzani .... hair designer
Sarah Monzani .... makeup designer
Lisa Pickering .... additional hair stylist: London
Lisa Pickering .... additional makeup artist: London
Alex Rouse .... wigmaker
C.J. Wills .... first assistant makeup artist: Vancouver (as CJ Willis)
Patty York .... makeup artist: Mr. Depp, Vancouver
Krista Young .... makeup artist: Vancouver
 
Production Management
Brendan Ferguson .... production manager: Canada
Tim Grover .... post-production supervisor
Erin Haskett .... executive in charge of production: Infinity
Suzanne Reid .... production manager: UK
Scott Watson .... post-production executive: Infinity
Keith Whale .... unit manager: London
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David R. Baron .... second assistant director: Canada (as Dave Barron)
Karin Behrenz .... third assistant director: Vancouver
Micky Finch .... first assistant director: model unit
Lee Grumett .... first assistant director
James Andrew Haven .... second assistant director: UK (as James Haven)
Carley Lane .... third assistant director: London
Eddy Santos .... second assistant director: Vancouver
Sam Harris .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Dominik Walaszczyk .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
David Asmodeus .... property buyer: Vancouver
Daniel Auber .... additional concept art: London
Vaughan V. Baker .... paint coordinator: Vancouver (as Vaughan Baker)
Jo Berglund .... props buyer assistant: London (as Jo Bergland)
Steve Bohan .... construction manager: London
Guy Bradley .... stand-by art director: London
Paul Bufton .... dressing props
Allan Burdett .... scenic carpenter: Vancouver (as Alan Burdett)
Marco Buttignol .... lead carpenter: Vancouver
John Casey .... swing crew carpenter: London
Niki Charalambopoulos .... scenic artist: Vancouver
Susan Connor .... sculptor: Vancouver
Stephen Conway .... props stand-by: London
Will Coubrough .... draughtsman: London
Shannon Courte .... art department coordinator: Vancouver
Eileen Cunningham .... lead painter: Vancouver
Karen Davey .... set painter: Vancouver
Gavin De West .... assistant property master: Vancouver
Sharon Dever .... construction buyer: Vancouver
Michael Dundas .... paint foreman: Vancouver (as Mike Dundas)
James Enright .... props
Gary Evans .... swing crew stagehand: London
Sharon Falck .... set dresser: Vancouver
Zoë Finch .... art department assistant: London (as Zoe Finch)
Mark Francis .... property buyer: Vancouver (as Marc Francis)
Jeffry Gauthier .... scenic artist: Vancouver
Joshua Gauthier .... scenic painter
Charlie Gaynor .... swing crew carpenter: London
Mark Geeson .... dressing props: London (as Mark Geesons)
Leah Gejdos .... set dresser: Vancouver
Harry Gilliam .... graffiti artist: London
Terry Gilliam .... original designs and art direction
Doug Girling .... assistant art director: Vancouver
Brent Gloeckler .... head sculptor: Vancouver
Max Gloeckler .... sculptor: Vancouver
Martin Goddard .... stand-by rigger: construction, London
Mark Goodman .... stand-by stagehand: London
Peter Grace .... general foreman: Vancouver
Kate Grimble .... draughtsman: London
Abi Groves .... property buyer: London
Ayla Gulbrandsen .... set painter: Vancouver
Kevin Hall .... lead carpenter: Vancouver
Leigh Harrington .... sculptor: Vancouver
Rohan Harris .... scenic artist
Erich Hepnar .... co-head greens: Vancouver
Dan Hermansen .... art director: Vancouver
Candice Husum .... set dresser
Charmaine Husum .... on-set scenic painter: Vancouver
Janette Hyland .... scenic artist: Vancouver
Michael Jovanovski .... lead set dresser: Vancouver
Carol Kupisz .... graphics: London
Sergio Lavilla .... buyer: Vancouver
Charles Leitrants .... construction coordinator: Vancouver
Philip Lunt .... lead greens: Vancouver (as Phil Lunt)
Dimitry Lushnikov .... sculptor: Vancouver
Vladimir Lushnikov .... lead sculptor: Vancouver
Sandra Lusk .... scenic artist: Vancouver
Rohan Lyal .... head greens: Vancouver
Steve Macdonald .... props stand-by: London (as Steve Mcdonald)
Annastacia McDonald .... buyer: Vancouver (as Annastacia Mcdonald)
Maxie McDonald .... property master: London
John McGee .... stand-by carpenter: London (as John Mcgee)
Marilyn McKay .... sculptor: Vancouver
Dean McQuillen .... lead carpenter: Vancouver
Mark McQuillen .... lead carpenter: Vancouver
Mark Morgan .... set dresser: Vancouver
David R. Murray .... stand-by lead carpenter: Vancouver (as Dave Murray)
Neil Murrum .... dressing props: London (as Neil Murram)
John O'Connor .... construction supervisor: London
Rowena O'Connor .... props assistant
Camise Oldfield .... art department trainee: FT2
Andrew Palmer .... draughtsman: London
Giovanni Pasqua .... scenic artist: Vancouver
Daniel Pokorny .... sculptor: Vancouver
Dave Reynolds .... scenic carpenter: Vancouver
Al Rourke .... foreman: Vancouver (as Alan Rourke)
Denis Schnegg .... art director: London
Caroline Smith .... set decorator: London
Sigrid Spade .... assistant set decorator: Vancouver
Camar Sterling .... scenic artist: Vancouver (as Camac Sterling)
John Sund .... sculptor: Vancouver
Daniel Swingler .... junior draughtsman: London (as Dan Swingler)
Shane Vieau .... set decorator: Vancouver
Peter Wansart .... scenic artist: Vancouver
David Warren .... original designs and art direction (as Dave Warren)
Imery Watson .... additional concept art: London
Terry Weaver .... property master: Vancouver
John Wilcox .... scenic artist: Vancouver
Peter Wilkinson .... stand-by painter: London
Dean Willson .... head metal fabricator: Vancouver (as Dean Wilson)
Christopher Wishart .... on-set dresser: Vancouver
Robert Wishart .... swing crew carpenter: London (as Bob Wishart)
Dorrie Young .... junior draughtsman: London
Fiona Barty .... miniatures maker (uncredited)
Paul Couch .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Brian Cunningham .... illustrator (uncredited)
Laurent Ferrie .... drapesman (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon .... carpenter (uncredited)
Richard Grant .... senior model maker (uncredited)
Scott Rogers .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nick Baldock .... adr editor
Peter Baldock .... supervising dialogue editor
Eric Batut .... sound mixer: Vancouver
Sandy Buchanan .... sound recordist: children's choir
Ben Carr .... adr recordist
Ben Collinson .... cableman: London
Ray Cooper .... sound advisor
Jean-Raphaël Dedieu .... assistant sound effects editor (as Jean Raphael Dedieu)
Danny Duperrault .... boom operator: Vancouver (as Danny Duperreault)
Robert Farr .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Feinberg .... footsteps editor
Adele Fletcher .... dialogue editor
Tim Fraser .... sound mixer: London
Saul Gillingham .... foley recordist
André Jacquemin .... sound designer (as Andre Jacquemin)
André Jacquemin .... supervising sound editor (as Andre Jacquemin)
Andrea King .... footsteps artist
Mark Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Richards .... foley artist
Jerry Richards .... foley editor
Emer Sands .... sound recordist
Jack Stew .... footsteps artist
Kevin Tayler .... foley recordist (as Kevin Taylor)
Candice Todesco .... sound assistant: Vancouver
William Towers .... boom operator: London (as Will Towers)
Tom Barrow .... second boom operator (uncredited)
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Stephane Malenfant .... boom operator daily (uncredited)
Chris Sturmer .... sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Becky Bates .... assistant: Vancouver
Allan Bessin .... special effects technician: London (as Alan Bessim)
Ian Binnie .... assistant: Vancouver
Duncan Capp .... special effects
Paul Dunn .... special effects: model unit
Kingsley Fryer .... special effects technician: London
Adam Hollow .... special effects floor supervisor: London
Bob Hollow .... special effects supervisor: London
Curtis Iggolden .... special effects technician: London (as Curtis Iggulden)
Jordan Kidston .... assistant: Vancouver (as Jordan Kidson)
Mark McKendry .... special effects technician: London (as Mark Mckendry)
Samuel Sharpe .... assistant to special effects coordinator: London
Rafael Sola .... assistant: Vancouver (as Raphael Sola)
Geoff Turner .... assistant: Vancouver
Mike Vézina .... special effects supervisor: Vancouver (as Mike Vezina)
Cameron Waldbauer .... special effects coordinator: Vancouver (as Cam Waldbauer)
Alistair Anderson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Stella Ampatzi .... digital paint artist: Peerless Camera Company
Grahame Andrew .... 3D supervisor: Lola (as Grahame Andrews)
Rob Andrews .... CG sequence lead: Peerless Camera Company (as Robert Andrews)
Richard Bain .... visual effects supervisor
Bob Ballan .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Nick Bedford .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
Steven Begg .... digital matte painter: Peerless Camera Company (as Steve Begg)
Howard Bell .... 3D artist: Lola
Alexandre Bermond .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Alex Bicknell .... production manager: model unit
Martin Body .... senior roto artist: Peerless Camera Company
Jim Bowers .... digital matte painter: Peerless Camera Company
Mark Bradley .... systems administration: Peerless Camera Company
Andre Brizard .... senior compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Sule Bryan .... compositor
Delphine Buratti .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Kate Burgess .... digital paint artist: Peerless Camera Company
Francesco Canonico .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Marie Castrie .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
James Cattell .... 2D artist: Lola
Tim Chauncey .... animator: Peerless Camera Company (as Tim Chaucey)
Sarah Clamp .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Sam Cole .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Joe Cork .... 2D artist: Lola
Christine Cram .... digital paint artist: Peerless Camera Company
Craig Crane .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Don Crawford .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Neil Damman .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Martin R. Davison .... 2D artist: Lola (as Martin Davidson)
Max Dennison .... digital matte painter: Peerless Camera Company (as Max Denison)
Sara Diaz .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Gavin Digby .... 2D supervisor: Peerless Camera Company
John Paul Docherty .... visual effects supervisor
Ditch Doy .... head of CG: Peerless Camera Company
Laura Fitzpatrick .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
Simon Ford .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Siobhan Fowler .... 3D artist: Lola
Ben Frost .... 3D artist: Lola
Katrin Geilhausen .... 3D artist: Lola
Jami Gigot .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Simon Gretton .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
Crystal Hadcroft .... roto artist: Peerless Camera Company
Ed Hall .... visual effects editor
Rob Harvey .... 2D supervisor: Lola
David Hewitt .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Ian Holland .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Rudi Holzapfel .... 2D supervisor: Peerless Camera Company
Garrett Honn .... 2D artist: Lola
Anna Houston .... visual effects administrator: Peerless Camera Company
Kent Houston .... visual effects consultant: Peerless Camera Company
Daniel Jenkins .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Jayson King .... 3D artist: Lola
Andrew Kingston .... systems administration: Peerless Camera Company
Diane Kingston .... digital effects producer: Peerless Camera Company
Sharon Lark .... production manager: model unit
Patrick Ledda .... technical director: Peerless Camera Company
Adrian Lee .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Fabio Leporelli .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Antony Loobey .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Luciano Lopes .... 2D artist: Lola
Robert Loudil .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Charlie Lovett .... animator: Peerless Camera Company (as Charlie Lovatt)
Simon Margetts .... visual effects cinematography
Michelle Martin .... visual effects producer: Lola
Stuart McAra .... visual effects producer: Peerless Camera Company
Rosanna Mennear .... administrator
Ian Menzies .... motion control camera: model unit
Rafael Morant .... CG sequence lead: Peerless Camera Company
Gary Morton .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Thomas Müller .... animator: Peerless Camera Company (as Thomas Mueller)
Haavard Ness .... 3D artist: Lola
Donal Nolan .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
John O'Lone .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Cenay Oekmen .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Tim Ollive .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Matt Osgood .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures (as Matthew Osgood)
Christopher T. Page .... visual effects administrator: Peerless Camera Company (as Christopher Page)
Jesse Parkhill .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Emanuele Pescatori .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Ed Plant .... senior compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Thomas Power .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures (as Tomas Power)
Tim Pruce .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Janet Quen .... senior compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Xavier Roig .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Paul Round .... senior compositor: Peerless Camera Company
James Russell .... senior compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Kristina Russo .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Deepa Sebastian .... visual effects administrator: Peerless Camera Company
Marianne Speight .... digital effects producer: Peerless Camera Company
Mark Spevick .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Fredrik Sundqvist .... CG sequence lead: Peerless Camera Company (as Fredrick Sundqvist)
John Swinnerton .... senior compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Emeline Tedder .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Vincent Thomas .... CG sequence lead: Peerless Camera Company
Caleb Thompson .... digital compositor
Mel Thorpe .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Jon Thorsen .... modeller
Ben Thwaites .... 3D artist: Lola
Becky Timons .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Leigh Took .... models supervisor: Mattes & Miniatures
Jamie Tremelling .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Nicola Valsamakis .... roto artist: Peerless Camera Company
Bart Van de Plas .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures (as Art Van Deblas)
Pieter Van Houte .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Milan Vasek .... animator: Peerless Camera Company
Christopher Michael Walker .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures (as Chris Walker)
Alex Walklate .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Ludovic Walsh .... animator: Peerless Camera Company (as Ludovic De Serrant Walsh)
Nicky Walsh .... visual effects administrator: Peerless Camera Company
Amanda Ward .... model maker: Mattes & Miniatures
Christopher Watson-Wood .... visual effects
John Whitlock .... roto artist: Peerless Camera Company (as John Whillock)
Rhys Williams .... 3D artist: Lola
Max Wright .... 2D supervisor: Lola
Tim Zaccheo .... 3D supervisor: Lola
Daniel Auber .... conceptual designer (uncredited)
James Ballan .... visual effects model maker (uncredited)
Melissa Best .... visual effects assistant: on-set (uncredited)
Jason Chalmers .... senior model maker (uncredited)
Gary Coulter .... previs artist: Fuzzygoat Ltd (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards .... model maker (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards .... sculptor (uncredited)
Joss Flores .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jason Forster .... compositor (uncredited)
Caroline Garrett .... previs artist: Fuzzygoat Ltd (uncredited)
Wesley Harland .... model maker (uncredited)
Tom Hocking .... compositor: Peerless Camera Co (uncredited)
Peter Seymour Howell .... senior modeller (uncredited)
Jan Huybrechs .... 3d scanning: Eyetronics (uncredited)
Marc Jouveneau .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Gary J. Losh .... model maker (uncredited)
Gary J. Losh .... sculptor (uncredited)
Benjamin Müller .... vfx intern (uncredited)
Steve Scott .... senior modeller (uncredited)
Jesse Siglow .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Stephanie Jean Staunton .... roto & cleanup (uncredited)
Pania Williams .... roto & cleanup (uncredited)
Arthur Windus .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Krista Bell .... stunt player: Vancouver
Lou Bollo .... stunt player: Vancouver (as Loo Bollo)
Celia Bond .... stunt player: Vancouver
Stephanie Carey .... stunt player: London
Dean Choe .... stunt player: Vancouver (as Dean Chloe)
Gary Connery .... stunt double: Mr. Waits, London
Ray De-Haan .... stunt coordinator: London (as Ray De Haan)
Jamie Edgell .... stunt double: Mr. Ledger, London
Neil Finnighan .... stunt player: London (as Neil Finnigan)
Dena Fox .... stunt player: Vancouver (as Dina Fox)
Kylie Furneaux .... stunt player: Vancouver
David Garrick .... stunt player: London
Mike Garthwaite .... stunts
Alex Green .... stunt double: Mr. Plummer, Vancouver
Dave Hospes .... stunt player: Vancouver
Carol Jackson .... stunt player: Vancouver
Laszlo Juhász .... wagon driver
Paul Kennington .... stunt player: London
Jon Kralt .... stunt double: Mr. Farrell/Mr. Depp, Vancouver (as Jonathan Krait)
Maurice Lee .... stunt player: London
Julian Lightwing .... stunts
Tina Maskell .... stunt double: LV Woman, London
Mike Mitchell .... stunt player: Vancouver
Bean Peel .... stunt player: London
Greg Schlosser .... stunt player: Vancouver
Robert Schofield .... wire effects: London (as Bob Schofield)
Heath Stevenson .... stunt double: Mr. Ledger/Mr. Law, Vancouver
John Street .... stunt player: London
Julia Barrick Taffe .... stunt double: Ms. Cole, Vancouver (as Julia Taffe)
Mike Vézina .... stunt coordinator: Vancouver
Andy Wareham .... stunt double: Mr. Garfield, London
Bill Weston .... stunt double: Mr. Plummer, London
Eli Zagoudakis .... stunt player: Vancouver
Stephen Fell .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Monique Ganderton .... stunt double (uncredited)
Sid Karne .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Helen Steinway Bailey .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Allen .... rigging grip best boy: Vancouver (as Richard M. Allen)
Roger Bailey .... generator operator: Vancouver
Stuart Bell .... grip: model unit
Steve Benjamin .... camera trainee
George Bird .... rigging electrician: London
Craig Bloor .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, London
Phil Brookes .... gaffer: London
Alastair Bury .... electrician: London
Pete Cavaciuti .... camera operator: "a" camera, London (as Peter Cavaciuti)
David Churchyard .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, London (as Dave Churchyard)
Lyle Contaoe .... crane operator: Vancouver (as Lyle Cantoe)
Chris Cristobal .... grip: Vancouver
Steve Cussell .... electrician: London
Liam Daniel .... still photographer: London
Ricky Davis .... generator operator: London
Herb DeWaal .... key rigging grip: Vancouver (as Herb Dewaal)
Jay Diamond .... board operator: Vancouver
Eddie Done .... electrician: London
Cameron Drinkle .... video assist: Vancouver
François Duhamel .... special stills: London (as Francois Duhamelska)
Elliot Dupuy .... camera trainee: FT2
Alexander Edwards .... camera trainee: FT2
Kevin Fraser .... key grip: London
Niall Fraser .... best boy electrician: Vancouver
Kimberly French .... stills photographer: Vancouver
Darren Grosch .... electrician: London
Stuart Haggerty .... gaffer: Vancouver
Chris Hajek .... crane operator: Vancouver
Grant Hamakawa .... grip: Vancouver
Robert Hamilton .... video playback: London
Chris Hayden .... camera trainee: FT2
Pierre Hubert .... dolly grip: Vancouver
Joe Judge .... best boy electrician: London
Patrick Kirkland .... lamp operator: Vancouver
Jay Kohne .... camera operator: "a" camera, Vancouver
John Marilley-Bodner .... rigging best boy: Vancouver (as John Marilley Bodner)
Alan Markfield .... stills photographer: Vancouver
Paul Martins .... lamp operator: Vancouver
Derek McCulloch .... electrician: model unit (as Derek Mcculloch)
Joe McGee .... practical electrician: London
Liam McGill .... rigging gaffer: London
Brian Mcgivern .... rigging electrician: London (as Brian McGivern)
Michael McLellan .... key grip: Vancouver (as Michael Mclellan)
Felix Milburn-Foster .... grip trainee: FT2
Jamie Mills .... electrician: London
Dean Morin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Vancouver
Dean Morris .... grip: "b" camera, London
Miriam Needoba .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, Vancouver
Kevin Noble .... electrician: London
Gary Nolan .... rigging best boy: London
Eamonn O'Keeffe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, London (as Eamonn Okeeffe)
Sean Oxenbury .... rigging gaffer: Vancouver
Dick Reed .... electrician: London
Darren Robertson .... video coordinator: Vancouver
Christian Schauz .... lighting technician
Sky Sharrock .... first assistant camera: model unit
Ken Starr .... crane operator: Vancouver
Paul Thomson .... grip: Vancouver
Jim Van Dijk .... Steadicam operator: Vancouver
Mark Wagner .... lamp operator: Vancouver
Martin Ward .... video playback: London (as Martin 'Sharky' Ward)
Martyn Welland .... electrician: London
Barrie Wells .... crane operator: Vancouver (as Barry Wells)
Paul Wheeldon .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, London
Trevor Wiens .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Vancouver
Aaron Wik .... best boy: Vancouver
Peter Wing .... electrician: model unit
Sarah Woodward .... loader: London
George Worsley .... rigging electrician: London
Bernie Young .... grip: "b" camera, Vancouver
Stephen Arnott .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Ian Guns .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Danny McGee .... practical electrician (uncredited)
Joern Christian Novotny .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Ed 'Animal' Schulz .... rigging grip: Vancouver (uncredited)
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
Scott Wallace .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Aiden Zanini .... video playback assist (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Carmen Amos .... casting assistant: Vancouver
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Colleen Bolton .... casting: Vancouver (as Colleen Boulton)
Sara Brown .... casting assistant (as Sarah Brown)
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting: Vancouver
Maureen Webb .... casting: Vancouver
Dylan Staniforth .... extras casting wrangler: Vancouver (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gillian Carew .... pattern cutter
Lucas Comstock .... costumer: prep, Vancouver
Naomi Critcher .... costume painter/dyer
Harriet Edmonds .... costume stand-by: London
Summer Eves .... truck costumer: Vancouver
Rachael Forde .... costume trainee: FT2
Rose Gardner .... costume runner
Lise Hache .... assistant costume designer: Vancouver
Paul Lavigne .... set supervisor: Vancouver (as J Paul Lavigne)
Julia Linn .... cutter: Vancouver (as Julia Lim)
Julia Linn .... seamstress: Vancouver (as Julia Lim)
Calandra Meredith .... costume stand-by: London
Jessica Milligan .... costumer: prep, Vancouver
Michael Mooney .... assistant costume designer: London
Amanda Trewin .... set supervisor: London
Michael Weldon .... costumier: London
Audrey Wong .... on-set costume assistant: Vancouver
Ivo Coveney .... costume prop maker (uncredited)
Peter Norcliffe .... costume prop maker: Ivo Coveney (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Matt Adams .... digital intermediate consultant
Pani Ahmadi-Moore .... first assistant editor
Matthew Benns .... data management
Keith Bryant .... laboratory contact: UK
Maria Chamberlain .... colorist: dailies
Cara Cheeseman .... post-production coordinator
Jason Dale .... first assistant editor: Canada
Dan Dolan .... digital scanning
Paul Ensby .... digital film colorist
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate project manager
Ken MacKenzie .... imaging technician (as Ken Mackenzie)
Jonathan Mann .... digital restoration
Stephanie Meyerink .... laboratory contact: Canada
Ben Setterfield .... digital scanning
Dominic Thomson .... digital editor (as Dom Thomson)
Tony Tromp .... first assistant editor: UK
Ryan Valade .... second assistant editor: Canada
Natasha Westlake .... second assistant editor
B.F. Painter .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Mathieu Reid .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jonathan Allen .... recording engineer: "Hot Lips", "Japanese Sandman" & "Say It With Music"
Becky Bentham .... music consultant
Gábor Bohus .... concertmaster (as Gabor Bohus)
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths .... musicians contractor: "Hot Lips", "Japanese Sandman" & "Say It With Music"
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Brad Haehnel .... score recordist
Nick Ingman .... musical director: "Hot Lips", "Japanese Sandman" & "Say It With Music"
Jake Jackson .... assistant engineer: "Hot Lips", "Japanese Sandman" & "Say It With Music"
Simon Rhodes .... additional music mixer
Graham Sutton .... music editor
Paul Talkington .... music coordinator
Amritha Vaz .... assistant to composers: The Dannas (as Amritha Fernades & Bakshi)
Sarah Webster .... music clearances: S.L. Feldman & Associates
Lucy Whalley .... assistant musician contractor: "Hot Lips", "Japanese Sandman" & "Say It With Music"
Fletcher Beasley .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Jay Faires .... music executive (uncredited)
Dan Parr .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Rob Simonsen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ron Aimer .... driver: Vancouver
Reese Alexander .... driver: Vancouver
Andy Barton .... unit driver: London
Martin Birmingham .... unit driver: London
Henry Chu .... driver: Vancouver
Wayne Hammerquist .... driver: hair & make up (as Wayne Hammerquest)
John Hollywood .... unit driver: London
Alan Jones .... driver: construction truck
Robin King .... driver: hair & make up
Ben Liljedahl .... transport captain: Vancouver
Rick MacKay .... transport co-captain: Vancouver (as Rick Mackay)
Ian Montgomery .... driver: construction truck
David Ott .... driver: camera truck
Peggy Paton .... driver: Vancouver
Tony Power .... driver: props stand-by truck
Peter Road .... driver: honeywagon
John Roy .... driver: special effects truck
Reggie Singh .... driver: Vancouver
Bohdan Stoklasa .... facilities driver
Lorraine Stomperud .... driver: Vancouver
Fraser Sutherland .... transport coordinator: Vancouver
Pete Tabecki .... unit driver: London
Jeff Wakahara .... driver: Vancouver
Richard Watkins .... facilities captain
Ian Yea .... facility driver
John J.D. Dryden .... unit driver (uncredited)
Alexander Mandra .... production driver (uncredited)
Vince Morden .... cable truck driver (uncredited)
Jovan Vujatovic .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marina Alstad .... extras wrangler
Tex Antonucci .... executive assistant: director & producers
Tori Atkinson .... floor runner
Linzi Baltrunas .... assistant location manager: London
Karen Bergen .... production accountant: Vancouver
Cyril Burkel .... business affairs: Davis Films
Deepti Burton .... production legal services: UK, Wiggin LLP
Jennifer Bushnell .... legal assistant
Neil Cairns .... production accountant: London
Joanne Camacho-Gendron .... insurance: BFL & Associates (as Joanne Camacho)
Alison Cohen .... legals: cast, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
Dennis Davidson .... international producers representative
Sam Dent .... horse dept
Steve Dent .... horse master: London
Joe Downs .... accounts trainee
Simon Drake .... magic consultant: London
Dana Dubé .... animal wrangler: Vancouver (as Dana Dube)
Vanessa Ewan .... choreographer: London
Larry Eydmann .... fire officer: London
Larry Eydmann .... health and safety officer: London
Elton Farla .... unit medic: London
Andrew Fondacaro .... assistant: Mr. Troyer
Leila Fritz .... payroll accountant: Vancouver
Ed Gathercole .... insurance: BFL & Associates
Gudrun Giddings .... assistant: Mr. Hadida
Holly Gilliam .... unit publicist
Zander Gladish .... double: Tony, Vancouver
Alex Gladstone .... location manager: London
Gerry Grennell .... dialect coach: Mr. Ledger
Sybille Gries .... clerk: Vancouver
Ruth Halliday .... clearances
Alison Hanken .... trainee: FT2
Kerry Hansen .... horse wrangler
Jo Harrop .... key production coordinator
Darren Helman .... location assistant
Paula Hind .... floor runner
Carol Hocking .... production accountant: Vancouver
Douglas Holliston .... production legal services: Canada
Nathan Holmes .... assistant: Mr. Ledger
Ron Holmes .... stand-in: Vancouver
Ray Hughes .... assistant: Mr. Troyer
Laureen Hui .... assistant accountant: Vancouver
Carolyn Hunt .... legal services: Grosvenor Park, Loeb & Loeb
Richard Hyland .... accountant: model unit
Joe Iacono .... accounting and tax services: Canada, Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono (as Joe Iocono C.A.)
Paul Imrie .... second assistant accountant: London
Steve Joberns .... accounting and tax services: UK, AGN Shipleys
David Johnstone .... insurance: Media Insurance Brokers
Nick Kay .... floor runner
John Kearney .... horse wrangler (uncredited)
Rowan Laidlaw .... assistant: Mr. Gilliam
Susan Lambie .... script supervisor
Marc Leveille .... location assistant: Vancouver (as Mark Leveille)
Bruce Lilliston .... legal services: Imaginarium Films
James Lockwood .... horse master: London (as Jim Lockwood)
Julian Marles .... production assistant
Rob Merilees .... production executive: Infinity
Trevor Metz .... location assistant: Vancouver
Fred Milstein .... completion guarantor: Cinefinance Insurance Services
Shaunna Mitchell .... clerk: Vancouver
Alex Molden .... production runner
Charles Moore .... production legal services: UK, Wiggin LLP
Steve Mortimore .... location manager
Odessa Munroe .... choreographer: Vancouver
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Mr. Farrell
Nicole Oguchi .... production coordinator: Vancouver (as Nicole Shizuka Oguchi)
Michael Ohoven .... head of Infinity Films
Simona Pandele .... production office production assistant (as Simon Pandele)
Pauline Pangon .... assistant: Mr. Hadida
Rob Pellecchia .... production counsel
Craig Pinney .... production assistant
Amelia Price .... assistant production coordinator: London
John Ptak .... executive strategist
Ritch Renaud .... location manager: Vancouver
Kristina Ricci .... clerk: Vancouver
Kyle Riefsnyder .... stand-in: Vancouver
Tania Rosa .... assistant accountant: Vancouver
Lara Sargent .... post-production accountant: London
Lara Sargent .... production accountant: London
Darren Shmyr .... craft service: Vancouver
Darren Shmyr .... first aid: Vancouver
Margery Simkin .... volunteer producer
Cherie Smid .... raven trainer
Graham Smith .... unit publicist
Eylem Sonmez .... assistant production coordinator: Vancouver
Alice Syed .... continuity: model unit
Jennifer Tanami-Hendriks .... assistant production coordinator: Vancouver
James Thompson .... assistant location manager: Vancouver
Trudi Thorwaldson .... first assistant accountant: Vancouver
Danny Virtue .... animal wrangler: Vancouver
Blair Woodruff .... sous chef
Sarah Worsley .... location assistant
Paul Zieleniec .... first assistant accountant: London
Bob Bedard .... head chef (uncredited)
Finn Brandt .... title designer (uncredited)
Ken Dhaliwal .... finance legal (uncredited)
Dorothee Freytag .... location assistant: UK (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearance (uncredited)
Andrew Marles .... key production assistant (uncredited)
Virginia Prasad .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Joecy Shepherd .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Vaughn Stein .... crowd runner (uncredited)
Julia Tomlinson .... location daily (uncredited)
Kevin Turen .... head of production (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Steve Alexander .... with thanks to
Victoria Belfridge .... with thanks to
Jenne Casarotto .... with thanks to (as Jenny Casarotto)
Wayne Clarkson .... with thanks to
Ray Cooper .... acknowledgment: A gold star for behaviour far beyond the call of duty
Dennis Davidson .... with thanks to: DDA Public Relations
Christi Dembrowski .... with thanks to
John Dippong .... with thanks to
Terence Donovan .... acknowledgment: photograph of Princess Diana licensed courtesy of, Archive / Getty Images
The Family of Heath Ledger .... with thanks to
Natalia Georgiadou .... with thanks to
Dion Hatch .... with thanks to
Tom Hunter .... with thanks to
Jon Kamen .... with thanks to: Radical Media
John La Violette .... with thanks to
Heath Ledger .... in memory of
Josh Lieberman .... with thanks to (as Josh Liberman)
Terron Pratt .... with thanks to
Brennan Prevatt .... with thanks to
Michele Richardson-Affolter .... with thanks to
Jerome C. Rousseau .... acknowledgment: shoe designs for CG sequences used by permission of
Margery Simkin .... acknowledgment: "Volunteer Producer"
Mary Stuart-Welch .... with thanks to
Michaela Vince .... with thanks to
Miles Vince .... with thanks to
Nathanial Vince .... with thanks to
William Vince .... in memory of
Maggie Weston .... with thanks to (as Maggie Gilliam)
 

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Trivia:
Colin Farrell and Christopher Plummer had previously been in Alexander (2004) and The New World (2005) together.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Percy, Valentina and Anton are counting money and Valentina says: "Hey, maybe my birthday won't be so bad". Percy is looking down at money in his hands. In the next shot his posture and facial expression is completely different.See more »
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Imaginarium Tony #3:[Sees the press approaching him and grins gleefully at Valentina] I think this is my dream!See more »
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References Life of Brian (1979)See more »
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103 out of 151 people found the following review useful.
It struggles to keep things in order, and often becomes weighed down by tired filler, but Gilliam returns to form nonetheless, 15 December 2009
Author: Romarth from Ireland

Suffering the double whammy of being directed by Terry Gilliam (forever the attracter of on-set misfortune – Don Quixote, anyone?) and the untimely death of its star, Heath Ledger, halfway through shooting, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has had a troubled upbringing. But with the actor's tragic passing, its unremarkable place on 2009's cinema calendar was upped by being Ledger's second posthumous and final movie, unfairly burdening the film with the anticipation of it being something great.

It's not great. But it is a good movie, and probably Gilliam's best in over a decade. Also, bittersweet though it may be, Ledger's inability to complete his work is remedied in an incredibly inventive manner that arguably improves what would have been; the multiple facets of Ledger's mysterious Tony in the Imaginarium is a great inflection, and Gilliam deserves credit for this creative retooling, and for the fact that the haste in which it was applied is not at all noticeable. Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell (who all donated their wages to his daughter, Matilda) honorably step in to play the alternates, paying poignant tribute to their friend. All are good (though Farrell's Irish accent is far too thick to flatten), Depp probably being the best, but its all mimicry; Ledger is the one who does all the work. His Tony, performed with a flawless English accent, is a great part for him, possessing all the characteristics of vintage Ledger – charismatic, droll, physically erratic, etc. It's not on par with his work in Brokeback Mountain or The Dark Knight, but seeing how much fun he must have been having, seeing that wily smile, makes it a none the more fitting goodbye to the man.

The multi-personas also, despite sounding like classically contrived Gilliam, actually turn out to be the most credible part of the movie; they represent the most fascinating of the film's many mediations on reality (Gilliam is always at best when toying with reality, and this is no exception) - different parallels of the human psyche (or at least Tony's) are all challenged, and make for genuinely thought-provoking stuff. The rest of the film, however, is a bit of a patchwork; provocative but hopelessly overwrought. As always with the Brazil director, you can't fault his ambition, but he's always been patently unable to neatly combine all of his ideas into a satisfying whole.

His biggest mistake is going contemporary. Gilliam's sense of humor, being that of a Python affiliate's, has always been well-authenticated by a theatrical and undeniably British zaniness. But here, we get modern social satire in the form of Tony's revamped version of the group's travelling act, and we get conversational verbosity (particularly in the poor improvisation of a pointless Verne Troyer), and it simply doesn't suit. Better are the moments where a group of "violence-loving" coppers dance about in skirts or in the inebriated ramblings of Doctor Parnassus.

Why Gilliam didn't stick to his personal brand of appealing outlandishness is a shame, and a mystery, considering his fine cast of comically-endowed Brits, with glorious thespian Christopher Plummer at its head as the titular Doc. Of all the actors on hand here, Plummer is the one who best excels with the material. Playing a man who has lived over one-thousand years, he manages to convincingly carry himself with the weight of that time, his sallow-skinned and ravaged face, heavy, sad eyes, and world-weary frown scarily naturalistic. He's a heart-breaking character, and Plummer makes him an uncompromising presence.

Also impressive are newcomers Andrew Garfield and Lily Cole, and Tom Waits as Mr Nick, the Devil himself. The notorious singer has never really had any good roles to work with in his career, and, in all fairness, his talents as an actor dictates just as much, but he's simply perfect here, his Machiavelli stealing all the scenes he wonderfully chews with his smarminess. It's not exactly a creation of noteworthy prowess (and neither is the character – the cavalier, smooth-talking, gentleman-like villain, who relishes fomenting, is very overdone), but he's just such a hoot and effortlessly magnetic. He's pretty much the best thing here, and worth the admission price.

Along with the cast, the visuals, a branch you can expect brilliance in with Gilliam, are a real saving grace. The special effects in the Imaginarium aren't extraordinary, but that's the point; it's an accentuated, animated reality – one's greatest dreams (and nightmares) aren't supposed to be realistic. And few images this year are more stirring than of a harrowed Parnassus wandering through a vast snow-plain, giving up his struggle at a crossroad sign that reads "High Road" or "Low Road".

It's a very entertaining movie, and thematically sound (it manages to make existentialism and solipsism accessible), and endearingly whimsical in tone and style. Unfortunately, it frequently degenerates into a muddle, the many ideas it juggles far too incoherently transcended. Thankfully, however, after the monotonous middle act, the movie picks up steam and the great Imaginarium sequences arrive to compel. And, in the end, it's a sheer miracle that the movie got made; the fact that Gilliam didn't give up, that he persevered and single-handedly defeated one of the worst production catastrophes, and that he gave Ledger his swansong, is something truly amazing. And it is for that reason that The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus will be remembered.

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