magical quest of the last unicorn on earth in search of her lost companions.
They were captured by
the Red Bull, a giant fire creature and driven to King
Haggard's castle, a realm of darkness at the end of the world - so tells her
On her adventurous journey
through the world of mortals the last unicorn soon becomes prisoner of Mommy Fortuna, a
mad old witch, who shows the unicorn in her eerie travelling zo - the "Midnight Carnival"
- together with other
mythological monsters: the Harpy, the Manticor, the Dragon, the Satyr
and the Midnight Serpent. They are all kept in cages, living under a
spell, badly treated poor animals.
unicorn meets a new friend - Schmendrick, a young
and clueless magician trying to learn what magic really is. He will help
her to escape, when the Harpy and all other creatures in the carnival
are freed and Fortuna's dramatic end has come.
and the unicorn stay together. On their way they are soon joined by
Molly Grue, an outlaw woman with a pure heart, companion of Captain
Cully, a hopleless outlaw chief who writes bad lyrics and dreams of
being Robin Hood. Cully's
men have captured Schmendrick during a grotesque public performance. Schmendrick lets the ghosts of Robin Hood appear to impress Molly Grue
(for the first time his magic does work) and escapes the outlaws.
a funny encounter with a tree woman that falls in love with the unfortunate wizard,
Schmendrick and the unicorn continue together on a journey through a
dangerous world of darkness. Between Schmendrick and Molly there is a
funny relation growing, mixed of competition, sympathy and the joint
wish to help the unicorn to fullfill her quest.