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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

'Gwupigrubynudny' means in polish 'stupid-fat-boring'. 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

The film credits the "Bollards and Windows of London" right after the main cast. See more »

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

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Lunar Sunrise
By Terra Ferma
Written, Produced and Arranged by Claudio Giussani
Recorded and Mastered at Wild Eyed Studios
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A great mind-trip
13 January 2006 | by (San Francisco, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This movie defies description, categorization, genre placement. There is simply almost nothing like it - a clever mind trip that relentlessly weaves the plot in a neck-breaking-paced surreal, absurdest, postmodern apocalyptic story with a great soundtrack, trippiest image sequences, great sense of humor, and deep paranoia and darkness. Despite using seemingly gimmicky effects and tricks, very low budget and mostly black-and-white shooting, this movie feels so well done and so well narrated, they don't hinder it at all as they would many other movies - instead, as if on the height of its "genre", this movie absolutely flourishes with them, as the very best silent movies do on their own unhindered by the absence of sound. A must see, but also definitely a "not-for-everyone-er".


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