Synopsis: Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah passed out, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Terry Gilliam
Production: ThinkFilm
  1 win & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

and they don't decay. They just...

Well, they may get a little shrunk

and stuff. Honey, listen to me now.

Come here, try to understand this.

Lookee here.

There he is, look, see him...

that man was murdered

two thousand years ago.

You're looking at somebody

deader than dirt.

Who killed him?

Well, I don't know.

Let's just hope we're in that kind of

shape in two thousand years.

Look at him.

He's just...

he's just lying there...

waiting to come back to life.

Okay. That's what I wanted to tell you.

Goodnight, baby.

Straight to sleep now,

or else your mum...

and all the bog men in the world

will come chasing after you.

- Dad!

- What?


could you leave the light on tonight,


Sure, baby. You got it.

It was the methadone that killed her.

Should have kept her on the junk.

I should have just cut her dose

and kept her on it.

Now she's dead and...

I don't have a car.

Please don't be sad.

Now we can eat all her choc bars.

Look... here they are.

No, no one's gonna take you from me,


That's not happening here. Huh?

Now, we're leaving.

Okay? We're gonna go off

to the prairies.

- Okay?

- We can go to Jutland.

Wouldn't that be wonderful.

All right, is there anything

you wanna say?

- Mum's dead all right.

- Maybe we should...

give Queen Gunhilda

a real send-off...

will all the things she loved, yeah.

There'd be horses on there and...

- Yeah.

- Some of these.

- Plates of gold. Come on, honey.

- These too.

Okay. Yeah, that's it.

What else did she love on there?

- Shoes.

- Oh yeah, she loved shoes, that's it.

That's it. Lay her to rest on a...

a Viking ship.

Yeah... set her on fire.

Adrift the great misty fjords at dawn.

No, no, sweetie, sweetie!

- Maybe it's a bad idea.

- Come on now.

You might burn up the whole building

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Tony Grisoni

Tony Grisoni (born 28 October 1952) is a British screenwriter. He lives in London. His first feature film, Queen of Hearts, directed by Jon Amiel, won the Grand Prix at the 1990 Festival du Film de Paris. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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