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THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS

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THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 116m 56s

Rating Info Contains infrequent strong language, scenes of threat, hanging and smoking

Genre(s) Drama, Fantasy

Director(s) Terry Gilliam

Cast includes Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Lily Cole, Verne Troyer, Tom Waits

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Rating info

Rating info publication date 18/04/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS is a fantasy in which the leader of a travelling troupe makes a deal with the Devil and takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as some milder bad language (for example, 'bitch', 'bastard', 'bollocks', 'tits').

Threat

Much of the film concerns characters being chased or scared, and there are also scenes in which people see bizarre creatures in the Imaginarium.

There are also scenes in which people are punched or slapped, and one in which a teenage girl delivers heavy blows to an man who is trying to molest her. However, there is limited detail.

Imitable Behaviour

In one prolonged scene, a character swings by the neck from a rope under a bridge, seemingly having tried to commit suicide. However, the person is eventually rescued.

There is also a scene in which a man is chased by an angry mob, who intend to hang him.

There are also some scenes in which a teenager smokes cigarettes; however, these scenes are brief and there is no discussion of the habit.

Sex references in the film include a fifteen year-old girl posing nude on stage during a show; however, all nudity is covered by her hair and limbs.

There is also a scene in which a man and woman sleep together; however, there is no strong detail.

In one scene, the Doctor's assistant appears on stage with black make-up, and he is mistaken as a "poor black child" by a woman who attends the show. However, the scene is played for laughs, the woman is presented as out of touch, and there is no endorsement of racism or discrimination.

Details

Title
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS
Year
2010
Distributor(s)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
22/01/2010
Main language
English
Submitted run time
116m 56s
BBFC reference
AVF262216
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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