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The Ninth Gate -- A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

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Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novel)
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10 March 2000 (USA) See more »
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Every book has a life of its own... See more »
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A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Johnny Depp ... Dean Corso

Frank Langella ... Boris Balkan

Lena Olin ... Liana Telfer

Emmanuelle Seigner ... The Girl

Barbara Jefford ... Baroness Kessler
Jack Taylor ... Victor Fargas
José López Rodero ... Pablo & Pedro Ceniza / 1st & 2nd Workmen (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
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 Raïs ... Cabby (as Asil Rais)
Bernard Richier ... Cafe Owner
Marinette Richier ... Cafe Owner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Hawkins

Jane Bradbury ... Demon (uncredited)
Samuel de Luze ... Extra (uncredited)

Christopher Goodman ... American Businessman (uncredited)
Lee Michelsen ... Homeless (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Toman ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roman Polanski 
 
Writing credits
Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novel "El Club Dumas") (as Arturo Perez-Reverte)

John Brownjohn (screenplay) &
Enrique Urbizu (screenplay) and
Roman Polanski (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Allan .... co-producer
Antonio Cardenal .... co-producer
Michel Cheyko .... executive producer
Wolfgang Glattes .... executive producer
Adam Kempton .... associate producer
Iñaki Núñez .... co-producer (as Iñaki Nuñez)
Roman Polanski .... producer
Alain Vannier .... co-producer
Suzanne Wiesenfeld .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Wojciech Kilar 
 
Cinematography by
Darius Khondji 
 
Film Editing by
Hervé de Luze  (as Herve de Luze)
 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
 
Art Direction by
Gérard Viard  (as Gerard Viard)
 
Set Decoration by
Philippe Turlure 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Powell 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Pierre Berroyer .... hair stylist
Michel Demonteix .... hair stylist: Ms Olin
Paul Le Marinel .... makeup artist
Bettina Miquaix .... hair stylist
Waldemar Pokromski .... prosthetic makeup artist
Liliane Rametta .... makeup artist
Jean-Luc Russier .... makeup artist: Ms. Olin
 
Production Management
P. Todd Coe .... post-production supervisor
Bruce Everett .... post-production supervisor
José López Rodero .... production manager: Spanish crew (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
José Mazeda .... production manager: Portuguese crew (as Jose Mazeda)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Campi-Lemaire .... assistant director (as David Campi Lemaire)
Michel Cheyko .... first assistant director
Christopher Gachet .... assistant director (as Christophe Gachet)
Javier Petit .... second assistant director: Spain
 
Art Department
Gilles Allou .... construction head
Didier Bautz .... head plasterer
Daniel Bevan .... assistant props
Yves Blanchard .... head carpenter
João Calvário .... art director: Portugal (as Joao Calvario)
Bernard Chedin .... production buyer
Benoît Clémenceau .... prop buyer (as Benoit Clemenceau)
Carine Demoustier .... painter: Portugal
Jean-Michel Ducourty .... assistant props
Jean-Claude Frequin .... carpenter
Jean-Paul Gaillot .... construction coordinator
Fernando González .... art director: Spain (as Fernando Gonzales)
Madalena Guerreiro .... painter: Portugal
Patrick Jamot .... stand-by painter
Yann Le Moigne .... props
Delphine Mabed .... assistant props
Philippe Margottin .... props
Jacques Moissignac .... swing gang (as Jacques Moissinac)
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator: Spain
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
Gilbert Piéri .... prop master (as Gilbert Pieri)
Gilles Piéri .... assistant property master (as Gilles Pieri)
Jean Poinot .... assistant construction coordinator
Arnaud Putman .... swing gang
Claude Périnet .... head painter (as Claude Perinet)
Jacques Quinternet .... prop buyer
Bernard Schlegel .... drapery
Francisco Sole .... engravings
Bertrand Terreyre .... carpenter
Michel Vialla .... propman
Yvan Hart .... plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Jean-Marie Blondel .... sound engineer
Katia Boutin .... adr editor
Vincent Cosson .... sound recordist
Assia Dnednia .... assistant foley artist
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Lionel Le Bras .... adr boom operator
Anne Le Campion .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Louis Lebras .... adr boom operator (as Jean-Louis Le Bras)
Frédéric Pardon .... assistant sound engineer (as Frederic Pardon)
Francis Perrard .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Francis Perreard)
Laurent Quaglio .... sound editor
Keenan Wyatt .... sound technician
 
Special Effects by
Gilbert Piéri .... special effects (as Gilbert Pieri)
Gilles Piéri .... special effects assistant
Christophe Robin .... colorist
Jean-Louis Trinquier .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Scott E. Anderson .... senior visual effects supervisor: SPI
Thierry Beaumel .... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Images
Christophe Belena .... scanning/transfer: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Sandra Belin .... scanning/transfer: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Sophie Blanc .... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image
Marguerite Cargill .... digital compositor: SPI
Arnaud Chelet .... digital compositor: Eclair Numerique
Christophe Courgeau .... digital artist: Mikros Images
Claire Cuinier .... digital artist: Mikros Images
Serge Dautheribes .... digital artist: Mikros Images
Lisa Deaner .... digital compositor: SPI
Sophie Denize .... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image (as Sophie Denizeb)
Stephane Dittoo .... digital compositor
Franck Duchene .... visual effects production: Duboi
Thomas Duval .... visual effects supervisor: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Nancy Evans .... roto artist: SPI
Cédric Fayolle .... digital artist: Mikros Image (as Cedric Fayolle)
Valérie Flouquet .... Cineon operator: Eclair Numerique (as Valerie Flouquet)
Doug Forrest .... digital compositor: SPI
Xavier Fourmond .... digital compositor: Duboi Special Digital Effects (as Xavier Fourmont)
Gilles Gaillard .... digital color grader: Mikros Image
Aline Garcia .... assistant scanning and recording operator: Eclair Numerique
Emmanuel Gondeau .... digital artist: Mikros Images
Scott Gordon .... computer animation: SPI
Lindsay Hallett .... visual effects coordinator: SPI (as Lindsay Burnett)
Simon Haslett .... digital compositor: SPI
Alex Hegedus .... HSC technical assistant: SPI
Alexandre Kolasinski .... digital compositor: Duboi Special Digital Effects (as Alex Kolasinski)
Krao .... digital artist: Mikros Images
Laure Lacroix .... digital compositor: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Pascal Laurent .... digital artist: Mikros Images
C.J. LePage .... flame technical assistant: Sony Pictures Imageworks
Jeremie Leroux .... digital compositor: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Mark Alan Loso .... digital compositor: SPI
Karine Marchandou .... visual effects production coordinator: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Gaston Marcotti .... Cineon operator: Eclair Numerique
Malika Mazauric .... Cineon operator: Eclair Numerique
Julien Meesters .... digital artist: Mikros Images
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image
Sarah Moreau .... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image
Shannon Noble .... digital compositor: SPI
Marc Paccosi .... roto artist: Duboi Special Digital Effects (as Marco Paccosi)
Benoit Philippon .... digital compositor
Francis Polvé .... digital artist: Mikros Images
Pablo Ponce .... digital color grader: Mikros Images
Olivier Poujaud .... roto artist: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Kelley Ray .... visual effects supervisor: SPI (as Kelley R. Ray)
Jody Rogers .... visual effects editor: SPI
Michael Scheffe .... visual effects art director: SPI
Céline Sene .... visual effects production: Duboi
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Philippe Soeiro .... visual effects supervisor: Eclair Numerique
Gérard Soirant .... scanning and recording operator: Eclair Numerique (as Gerard Soirant)
Christine Szymkowiak .... digital artist: Mikros Images
David Takayama .... digital compositor: SPI (as Dave Takayama)
Renée Tymn .... digital compositor: SPI (as Renee Chamblin)
Edouard Valton .... visual effects production supervisor: Duboi
Stephane Verriere .... Cineon operator: Eclair Numerique
Jean-Marie Vives .... matte painter: Duboi (as Jean Marie Vives)
Jacquie Barnbrook .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Andre Brizard .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Stéphanie Dargent .... matte painter (uncredited)
Séverine De Wever .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Thierry Delobel .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tony Diep .... digital artist (uncredited)
François Dupuy .... I/O technician (uncredited)
Thomas F. Ford IV .... high speed compositing digital production manager (uncredited)
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... director of reseach and development: Duboi (uncredited)
Anthony Harris .... assistant color timer (uncredited)
Christian Hejnal .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Afif Heukeshoven .... digital artist (uncredited)
Chia-Chi Hu .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Joanie Karnowski .... digital matchmoving artist: SPI (uncredited)
Peregrine McCafferty .... roto artist (uncredited)
Frederic Medioni .... digital artist (uncredited)
Kilou Picard .... internship assistant production (uncredited)
Johann Quéré .... visual effects (uncredited)
Nicolas Rey .... 3D supervisor (uncredited)
Georges Tornero .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Daniel Trujillo .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marc Amyot .... stunt double
Michel Bouis .... stunts
André Cagnard .... stunts (as Andre Cagnard)
Rémi Canaple .... stunts (as Remi Canaple)
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Nicolas De Peretti .... stunt double
Richard Dieux .... stunt coach
Dominique Fouassier .... stunt coordinator
Jean Girard .... stunts
Jean-Pierre Janic .... stunts
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... car stunt coordinator
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt double
Pascal Mercuri .... stunts
Jean-Loup Michou .... stunts (as Jean Loup Michou)
Alison Parsons .... stunts
Leslie Rain .... stunts
Catherine Robert .... stunts
Alain Saugout .... stunts
Jean-Pierre Suchet .... stunts
Francis Terzian .... stunts
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts (as Fred Vallet)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stéphane Afchain .... grip
Eric Bialas .... focus puller
Riccardo Brunner .... Steadicam operator (as Richardo Brunner)
Bernard Brégier .... head grip (as Bernard Bregier)
Gerard Buffard .... grip
Carlos Cabeceran .... Steadicam operator
Andre Chemetoff .... assistant camera
Luis Miguel Daza .... head grip: Spain
Cendrine Dedise .... assistant camera
Pascal Delaunay .... grip
Alain Dondin .... best boy
Roland Dondin .... electrician
Hugues Espinasse .... assistant camera
Hugues Espinasse .... clapper loader
Jean Harnois .... camera operator
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer (as Jean-Claude Lebras)
Christian Martinello .... grip
Emiliano Merino .... gaffer: Spain
Peter Mountain .... still photographer
Marc Mulero .... electrician
David Nissen .... assistant camera
Marc Nove .... electrician
Eric Nové .... grip (as Eric Nove)
Gérard Rival .... grip (as Gerard Rival)
Vince Rodriguez .... electrician (as Vincent Rodriguez)
Bruno Seffino .... electrician
Benoît Theunissen .... remote head technician
Christian Thurot .... generator operator
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
Jörg Widmer .... Steadicam operator (as Jorg Widmer)
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Raphael Jourdan .... additional grip (uncredited)
Igor Srubshchik .... video playback operator: New York (uncredited)
Alain Tanguy .... electrician (uncredited)
Lee Vickery .... additional film loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Frederic Caillierez .... assistant casting: France
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez .... casting director: France
Meredith Tucker .... casting associate
Lucky Englander .... casting: Austria/Germany (uncredited)
Fritz Fleischhacker .... casting: Austria/Germany (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nathalie Cercuel .... costumer
Laurence Guindollet .... costumer
Véronique Portebois .... dresser (as Veronique Portebois)
Germinal Rangel .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jay Coquillon .... post-production coordinator
Elise Fievet .... assistant editor
Beatrice Herminie .... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas .... color supervisor
Bruno Patin .... color timer
Christophe Pinel .... assistant editor
Pierre Réali .... color timer (as Pierre Reali)
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... assistant music editor
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra .... orchestra
Jan Holzner .... assistant score engineer
Sumi Jo .... vocal soloist
Wojciech Kilar .... score producer
Stepán Konícek .... conductor (as Stepan Konicek)
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Vladimir Pilar .... concert master
Phil Rowlands .... assistant score engineer
James Timperley .... assistant score engineer
John Timperley .... score engineer
Rudolf Wiedermann .... orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Phillipe Ayachi .... driver
Oreste Canakis .... driver (as Oreste Ganakis)
John Dawson .... driver
Johan Graslin .... driver
Michel Lazovich .... driver
Ghislain Le Guisquet .... driver
Philippe Mayer .... driver (as Phillipe Mayer)
Pilar Robla .... transportation captain: Spain
Mamadou Sall .... driver
 
Other crew
Jean-Marc Abbou .... location manager
Julie Adams .... dialogue coach
Ginette Angosse .... production coordinator: Spain
Sophie Audier .... assistant script supervisor
Eric Aufèvre .... location assistant (as Eric Aufevre)
Frederic Bacchi .... location assistant
Olivier Bardot .... production assistant
Sylvette Baudrot .... script supervisor
Simona Benzakein .... unit publicist
Frederic Bonafous .... executive: Erato Records
Jean-Pierre Bonnet .... assistant production accountant
Adela Borovickova .... studio coordinator
Patrick Boshart .... location scout
David Brones .... production assistant
Stephan Bruton .... executive: Erato Records
Kita Casal-Ribeiro .... location manager: Portugal (as Kita Casal Ribeiro)
Karine Caumeil .... assistant production accountant
Béatrice Cavet .... stand-in (as Beatrice Cavet)
Diane Conn .... production accountant
Yann Cuinet .... production assistant
Reynold D'Silva .... executive: Silva Screen Records
Isabelle Dassonville .... assistant: Roman Polanski
Christi Dembrowski .... assistant: Johnny Depp
Laetitia Dom .... production secretary
Joseph Drezga .... stand-in
Juraj Durovic .... studio director
Vanessa Flynn .... assistant: Mark Allan
Fernando Fortuño .... production assistant: Spain (as Fernando Fortuno)
Yusuf Gandhi .... executive: Silva Screen Records
Chris Gandois .... movement coach (as Chris Gandoi)
Antonio Guillén Rey .... location manager: Spain (as Antonio Guillen Rey)
Buck Holland .... assistant: Johnny Depp
Michel Jules .... stand-in
Wilhelm Laligant .... production accountant
Alexandre Lassere .... production assistant
Olivier Lhoste .... location assistant
Juan José López Angosse .... production trainee: Spain (as Juan J. Lopez Angosse)
Cristina Mascarenhas .... location manager: Portugal
François Mathieu .... production assistant
José Miguel Mendiola .... accountant: Spain (as Jose Miguel Mendiola)
Flore Michiels .... assistant: Mr. Depp
Tim Oldham .... executive: Erato Records
Franklin Pedrosa .... production assistant
Fabien Pondevaux .... location scout
Julien Pruvot .... production assistant
Lydie Ques .... stand-in
Emmanuel Rigaut .... production assistant
Laura Sanchez-Vizcaino .... production trainee: Spain
Franziska Severin .... dialogue coach
David Stoner .... executive: Silva Screen Records
Eric Thierry .... stand-in
Lea Torreadrado .... production assistant
Valentine Traclet .... assistant script supervisor
Marc-Antoine Trani .... production assistant
Sylvain Truchot .... production assistant
Alain Vildieu .... production assistant
Blanche Wiesenfeld .... production coordinator
Matthew K. Coleman .... producers office assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Golov .... studio executive (uncredited)
Timothy Scott Ralston .... studio projectionist (uncredited)
Cathy Ziehl .... assistant to studio vice president (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Brigitte Brauner .... special thanks: La Mairie De Paris
Ray Marston .... special thanks
Mireille Munch .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and sexuality
Runtime:
133 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Belgium:KT | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
The opening credits feature the camera floating through nine sets of doors before the film begins.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Obvious stunt double when Corso crosses Bleeker street en route to the rare bookstore in Manhattan.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Dean Corso:It's an impressive collection. You have some very rare editions here. Are you sure you want to sell them all?
Old Man's Son:They're of no use to father. Not anymore. Not since he's been this way. His library was his whole world. Now it's just a painful memory.
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Movie Connections:
References Frenzy (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
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219 out of 306 people found the following review useful.
It keeps getting better..., 9 June 2004
Author: pickpock (pickpock1@hotmail.com) from Husum, Sweden

What I like most about this movie, is that there are new things to be amazed by everytime one sees it. The first time I watch it, I was captivated by the music ( and Johnny Depp, gotta love him...) I also really liked the story and most of the actors' performances. The second time I watched it I started to pick up on the details, like the engravings, the real purpose of the mystery woman and the excellent work on the scenery and lightning. Now, I think I have watched it maybe 7 or 8 times, and it keeps getting better and better. This film is really has a life of it's on, and a life filled with passion, that is. It really has it's dark moments as well as uplifting ones. Everyone should see this movie. Unfortunately, I don't think everyone can't or won't take the time to just sit down and appreciate it. This isn't an action movie, the latest Hollywood production or one of those romantic comedies "everybody" love. Sometimes it's kinda slow, but that's part of it's charm. Great things doesn't have to be rushed, filled with explosions and have naked women running around with their breast flip-flopping all over the scene. This is, one brilliant film and those who doesn't agree just can't understand it.

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