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The Ninth Gate (25-Aug-1999)

Director: Roman Polanski

Writers: John Brownjohn; Enrique Urbizu; Roman Polanski

From novel: El Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Music: Wojciech Kilar

Producer: Roman Polanski

Keywords: Thriller

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Johnny Depp
9-Jun-1963   Captain Jack Sparrow
Allen Garfield
22-Nov-1939   Cry Uncle!
Frank Langella
1-Jan-1938   Dracula and Dave
Lena Olin
22-Mar-1956   Enemies: A Love Story
James Russo
23-Apr-1953   The Box
Emmanuelle Seigner
22-Jun-1966   Frantic


Johnny Depp   ...   Dean Corso
Lena Olin   ...   Liana Telfer
Frank Langella   ...   Boris Balkan
James Russo   ...   Bernie
Jack Taylor   ...   Victor Fargas
Jose Lopez Rodero   ...   Pablo & Pedro Ceniza
Allen Garfield   ...   Witkin
Barbara Jefford   ...   Baroness Kessler
Emmanuelle Seigner   ...   The Girl
Tony Amoni   ...   Liana's Bodyguard
Willy Holt   ...   Andrew Telfer
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
Emmanuel Booz   ...   Baker
Lino Ribeiro de Sousa   ...   Hotel Porter
Jose Lopez Rodero   ...   1st & 2nd Workmen
Asil Rais   ...   Cabby
Bernard Richier   ...   Cafe Owner
Marinette Richier   ...   Cafe Owner


Review by anonymous (posted on 25-Jun-2006)

Roman Polanski is and always has been a superb director, suspense and horror are strong points for him...as with "Rosemary's Baby" (1969) starring Mia Farrow as the terrified expecting mother of Satan's anti christ offspring. His films undeniably delve into that underworld that we all have been curious about. The Ninth Gate is a film I did personally enjoy, however other viewers either did'nt care for, or did not understand the movie's ending. I must admit that the ending in question did come as a surprise to me also, but sometimes there are certain qualities to certain movies that must be appreciated for the fact that maybe it was'nt meant to be understood in the first place! The movie itself at times was listed as being a "horror" film. But,there are certain channels or advertisements that will list it as a "mystery/suspense" film, and in the case of the previous listing, I must agree that the ending fully served its' purpose, it indeed was a mystery that kept you guessing. Johnny Depp and Frank Langella, who both in my opinion are underrated actors were excellent in this film. This is a very genuine film, and a must see for all who are devilishy curious!

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