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The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz (2000)

The last day of creation. A stranger arrives in London. No one knows who he is or where he has come from. By the time he leaves, the entire universe will have been erased. A black comedy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Fisher ...
No / Tomas Katz
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The Inspector
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Taxi driver
William Keen ...
Cuthbert (as Will Keen)
Andrew Melville ...
Minister of fish
Matthew Causton ...
Gallows Nelson
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Civil servant
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Gwupigrubynudny-landians
Kris Krishnamma ...
Gwupigrubynudny-landians
Jamille Jinnah ...
Gwupigrubynudny-landians
Sophie Bevan ...
Journalist
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Eileen
Trevor Thomas ...
Schlauch
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Yvonne
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Underworld secretary
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The last day of creation. A stranger arrives in London. No one knows who he is or where he has come from. By the time he leaves, the entire universe will have been erased. A black comedy about the Apocalypse, 'The Nine Lives...' presents a unique brand of left-field humour, spiritual beauty and spectral horror. Written by Anonymous

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Die neun Leben des Tomas Katz  »

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Trivia

The closing scene was filmed on Ivenho Beacons, on an extremely harsh winters day. See more »

Quotes

[After establishing that the children in general are at fault for the state of the nation]
Ivul Gurk: Well, well, we could, ah, talk forever - is there a solution?
Tomas Katz: Yes! I have it here. It's a tuning fork. I acquired it through the Sunday Times recent innovation feature.
Ivul Gurk: Tuning Fork of Annihilation: Broadcast a melodious hum of this durable stainless steel tuning fork across the airwaves and cause the destruction of all domestic televisions and the death of all children who hear it. Wow, what will they ...
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Crazy Credits

After the names of the production companies in the opening titles, the words comprising the sentence "A Film Found Beneath A Stone" flash sequentially onto the screen. See more »

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Referenced in Lindenstraße: Fremdes Terrain (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Lunar Sunrise
By Terra Ferma
Written, Produced and Arranged by Claudio Giussani
Recorded and Mastered at Wild Eyed Studios
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Well, I quite like that movie
25 January 2005 | by (Moscow, Russian Empire) – See all my reviews

You know, if you want to see something that will remind both of David Linch and Flann O'Brian, you will have to see that 9 lives. But remember - this drama won't help you to workout the positive point of view to the world. As usual for English absurd, this movie is rather dim and melancholic. Though the humor is bright and, considering the fact it was made almost without of any scripts, by only alive human inspiration, this is coming close to the highest level. I would not say I have understood something new about myself or someone else on this planet, but I certainly got the idea that not only Monty Pytons does something strange, and I'd say beautifully strange, in England.


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