Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) is the oldest man alive, granted immortality in a pact with the Mr. Nick (the demonic Tom Waits) on the understanding that when his daughter Valentina (Lily Cole) reaches the age of sixteen, she will be taken by the Devil.
In case I’m putting you off, I’ll just say now – you must see this film.
Like Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985) and Twelve Monkeys (1995), Parnassus is a Terry Gilliam film to submit to, not struggle against. See it, and be surprised. Know the flaws, scratch your head and trip and fall into its blissful, anarchic confusion.