The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Opening scene- A man gets electrocuted by jellyfish in the sky. This scene is dark and frightening, but not too graphic.
  • A bloody punch in the nose.
  • A man beats on woman on several occasions, resulting in mild bruises.
  • Tony is seen repeatedly punching Anton, who apears to be a child, while in the Imaginarium.


  • 1 use of Jesus Christ, bastard, bugger, freakin, my god, oh god, oh my god, for god sakes, frigging, scum, liar, brat, shut up, freaks and oh my god 2 uses of Jesus, idiot, god, devil and ass 1 paired with hole 3 uses of bitch 1 paired with son of 4 uses of damn 1 paired with god 6 uses of hell and bloody 11 uses of shit

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Many characters smoke cigarettes, including Valentina, who's fifteen.
  • Alcohol is consumed in many scenes, including by Valentina and Anton, who are both fifteen.
  • Parnassus is implied to be an alcoholic and is often described as "dead drunk".

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A pub suddenly explodes.
  • The skirt of a giant woman in the Imaginarium explodes.
  • Several of the surreal scenes in the Imaginarium could be considered disturbing, including one in which a river transforms into a snake.


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Violence & Gore

  • Characters are hanged on three occasions, the last resulting in death.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Characters are hanged on three occasions, the last resulting in death.

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