Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), the leader of a traveling show, has a obscurity secret. Thousands of years ago he traded the vivacity of his daughter, Valentina, to the unfortunate. Just now the Fiend has come to collect his prize. in order to scrimp Valentina , Parnassus be obliged travel a final wager: Whoever collects five souls oldest will-power around Valentina's. Tony (Heath Ledger), a man saved from hanging close Parnassus' troupe, agrees to help collect them, with Valentina's hand in marriage as the prize.