United Kingdom/Canada
122 minutes

An immortal storyteller failing to make a living as a carnival attraction has sold his daughter to the Devil in exchange for immortality, but when she saves a young man from hanging in modern-day London their luck changes. Lively, inventively surreal fantasy whose plagued production (star Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose halfway through the shoot and was replaced by Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law for Ledger in the fantasy sequences that remained to be shot) is virtually unnoticeable from the end result, more cohesive and far more enjoyable than most of its cult director's output.

A Lionsgate release supported by the UK Film Council. Samuel Hadida presents an Infinity Features Entertainment/Poo Poo Pictures production in association with Davis Films Productions; with the participation of Téléfilm Canada; a co-production of Poo Poo Pictures Productions and Parnassus Productions.
Starring Heath Lodger, Christopher Plummer, Verne Troyer, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole; and Tom Waits; with Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law.
Directed by Terry Gilliam; produced by William Vince, Amy Gilliam, Samuel Hadida, Terry Gilliam; written by Terry Gilliam and Charles McKeown; music by Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna; director of photography (Technicolor), Nicola Pecorini; original designers and art directors, Dave Warren and Terry Gilliam; production designer, Anastasia Masaro; costume designer, Monique Prudhomme; film editor, Mick Audsley.
Screened: distributor advance press screening, UCI El Corte Inglés 12 (Lisbon), March 5th 2010.


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