After her mother dies of an overdose, the young Jeliza-Rose moves with her father to a remote farmhouse. As her father, who also OD’s, slowly begins to rot, the girl begins to discover the outside world, full of terrifying and tender fantasies, from a mentally impaired man who becomes her guide. This disturbing contemporary version of Alice in Wonderland reveals the sinister elements of the original story, used to show the decadence of a family from the point of view of a child.
Dr. Parnassus, an immortal who made a pact with the devil, takes his traveling theater company to the street offering a marvelous spectacle: entering an imaginary world where dreams come true. No one knows that every person who enters the imaginery world is forced to confront the devil and choose between good and evil. Nor does anyone know that because of an old bet, the immortal man’s daughter will soon become the devil’s property. In an attempt to save her, he makes another bet: the first one to seduce five souls will be able to keep her.
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