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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.

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Writers:

Tony Grisoni (screenplay), Terry Gilliam (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jodelle Ferland ... Jeliza-Rose / Voices of Sateen Lips, Glitter Gal, Mustique and Baby Blonde
Janet McTeer ... Dell
Brendan Fletcher ... Dickens
Jennifer Tilly ... Queen Gunhilda
Jeff Bridges ... Noah
Dylan Taylor ... Patrick
Wendy Anderson Wendy Anderson ... Woman / Squirrel's Voice
Sally Crooks Sally Crooks ... Dell's Mother
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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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The squirrels made it seem less lonely

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tierra de pesadillas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,276, 15 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$66,453, 9 November 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,659, 15 April 2007
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Terry Gilliam directed this film on a very tight schedule, while on a six month break from The Brothers Grimm (2005). He took the break from the Grimm movie because he and Harvey Weinstein were quarreling about the final cut. As they were threatening to recut completely, Gilliam began to refer to the Weinsteins as the REAL brothers Grimm. See more »

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

Quotes

Dickens: He's spoiling.
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Performed by The Capris
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One word: Amazing
25 August 2006 | by oenmet_een_kSee all my reviews

This is a movie that does not rely on SFX to impress the audience. The storytelling is amazing.

Without noticing, I was pulled into the fantasy world that this movie is. Nothing is judged, no good or evil. No clichés, no heroes. Just the story. Not entirely unlike 'Brazil'. But this movie relies less on a 'weird' future world. Sure, the atmosphere is weird. But not the surroundings. Little events, happening all the time, make up the world. It is unclear whether they are happening inside the characters head, or they are real events.

Perhaps a bit too much for most American style 'junk food film' viewers, but I hope some of the 'Hollywood Junk' producers take notice, and learn.

Too bad this movie didn't show in more theaters. A real 'must see' for those who loved 'Alice in Wonderland'


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