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The Ninth Gate (1999)
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07.23.09

The Ninth Gate (1999) Based on the book The Club Dumas, written by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Dean Corso, a somewhat sleazy rare book dealer, is hired by a mysterious patron who has just come into possession of one of the only three copies of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows (a 17th century occult text said to give its owner unimaginable power). The man hires Corso to track down the other two copies and compare them to his, but complications - both natural and supernatural - arise at every turn.

Movie Tagline:
Every book has a life of its own...

Title: Ninth Gate, The
Release Date: December 24, 1999
Runtime: 133 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English, French, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
Country: Spain, France, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for some violence and sexuality.

Director(s):
Roman Polanski

Cast:
Johnny Depp ...Dean Corso
Frank Langella ...Boris Balkan
Lena Olin ...Liana Telfer
Emmanuelle Seigner ...The Girl
Barbara Jefford ...Baroness Kessler
Jack Taylor ...Victor Fargas
Jose Lopez Rodero ...Pablo & Pedro Ceniza / 1st & 2nd Workmen (as...
Tony Amoni ...Liana's Bodyguard
James Russo ...Bernie
Willy Holt ...Andrew Telfer
Allen Garfield ...Witkin
Jacques Dacqmine ...Old Man
Joe Sheridan ...Old Man's Son
Rebecca Pauly ...Daughter-In-Law
Catherine Benguigui ...Concierge
Maria Ducceschi ...Secretary
Jacques Collard ...Gruber
Dominique Pozzetto ...Desk Clerk
Emanuel Booz ...Baker (as Emmanuel Booz)
Lino Ribeiro de Sousa ...Hotel Porter (as Lino Ribeiro De Sousa)
Asil Rais ...Cabby (as Asil Rais)
Bernard Richier ...Cafe Owner
Marinette Richier ...Cafe Owner
Jane Bradbury ...Demon
Samuel de Luze ...Extra
Christopher Goodman ...American Businessman
Lee Michelsen ...Homeless
Jacquelyn Toman ...

Producer(s):
Mark Allan
Antonio Cardenal
Michel Cheyko
Wolfgang Glattes
Adam Kempton
Inaki Nunez
Roman Polanski
Alain Vannier
Suzanne Wiesenfeld

Writer(s):
Arturo Perez Reverte
John Brownjohn
Enrique Urbizu
Roman Polanski

Composer(s):
Wojciech Kilar




Trailer(s):
The Ninth Gate Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Havanaire"
"Sete saias"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Every book has a life of its own...
  • Leave the unknown alone
  • The only thing more terrifying than searching for the Devil... is finding him.
  • Basada en la novela de Arturo Pérez Reverte: El Club Dumas.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Baroness Kessler: My latest work: "The Devil: History and Myth" - a kind of biography. It will be published next year. Dean Corso: Why the devil? Baroness Kessler: [laughs] I saw him one day. I was fifteen years old, and I saw him as plain as I see you now: cutaway, top hat, cane. Very elegant, very handsome. It was love at first sight. Dean Corso: 300 years ago, that would get you burned at the stake. Baroness Kessler: 300 years ago I wouldn't have said it!
  • Liana Telfer: Don't fuck with me! Dean Corso: I thought I just did.
  • Boris Balkan: [Crashing the black mass] Mumbo Jumbo! Mumbo Jumbo! [shouts] Boris Balkan: MUMBO JUMBO! Mumbo Jumbo!
  • Boris Balkan: Nothing is more reliable than a man whose loyalties can be bought with hard cash.
  • Ceniza: Even Hell has its heroes, señor.
Movie Trivia:
  • The opening credits feature the camera floating through nine sets of doors before the film begins.
  • The two booksellers Corso encounters in Toledo are actually the same actor, José López Rodero. Writer/director/producer Roman Polanski used a motion capture rig to use the same actor twice. The same man appears again later, playing two workmen cleaning out the bookstore. Rodero was an assistant director and production manager, not a professional actor. He was hesitant to accept these multiple parts.
  • The voice of one of the Ceniza twins (Pedro Ceniza) is dubbed by Roman Polanski himself.
  • The pen that Dean Corso uses is a limited edition Montblanc Agatha Christie ballpoint.
  • The keypad combination to Boris Balkan's penthouse office and to his private library is "666".
IMDB Links:
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Keywords:
Book, Rare Book, Supernatural, Occult, Collector  ...[more]


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