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The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz (2000)

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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 ... 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
Tilly Blackwood ...
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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11 January 2001 (Germany)  »

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Die neun Leben des Tomas Katz  »

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Trivia

The school football match scene was filmed in an actual school in Walthamstow, London, England. Child extras were rounded up from nearby theatre groups. Two children were picked from each, and it was considered a great honor to be allowed to take part in filming. 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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Orovela
from "Georgian Labour Songs"
By the Rustavi Choir
Conducted by Ansor Erkomalshvili
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Surreal Adventure
25 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

How do I describe this one of a kind masterpiece?

I could tell you to throw the work of David Lynch, Monty Python, Stanley Kubrick, Guy Maddin, and Maya Deren into a blender, and you might have an idea as to what this film will be like.

This film is extremely clever, and very thought provoking. However, one can also enjoy loud bursts of laughter throughout this film as well. The comedy is very fresh and even irreverent at times, making it a great dark comedy for those who like a more intellectual film rather than a box-office hit.

This film is not for narrow minded people. If you can't sit through a film that requires constant thought, you're best to just stay away and prevent people from bashing a great film.


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