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9 Songs (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 11 March 2005 (UK)
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In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and an English glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters.
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Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall--London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at night's end. Together, over a period of several months, they pursue a mutual sexual passion whose inevitable stages unfold in counterpoint to nine live-concert songs. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The Most Sexually Extreme, Mainstream Rock Movie Ever! See more »


Drama | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

11 March 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

9 Canções  »


Box Office


£1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,457, 24 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,835, 31 July 2005
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Winterbottom cast Kieran O'Brien because he knew he was well-endowed. He had previously appeared nude (albeit in a flaccid state) in Virtual Sexuality (1999) and Burn It (2003). See more »


(at around 11 mins) The boom mic momentarily drops down into the scene and pulls back up while Lisa asks "Do you think I look like a boy?" See more »


[first lines]
Matt: When I remember Lisa I don't think about her clothes, or her work, or where she was from, or even what she said. I think about her smell, her taste, her skin touching mine.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title and the closing credits appear to be pieces of cut film or paper placed together to form the words. See more »


Featured in Indie Sex: Extremes (2007) See more »


Written and Performed by Michael Nyman
Published by Michael Nyman Ltd / Chester Music Ltd
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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60 minute pretentious prelude to penetration
3 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film stinks of pretension, as do all of the positive reviews I have read about it.

I'll make my points short and sweet.

1. If I have to obtain external info (a synopsis, a forward, a cast and crew interview, or a commentary) to understand the film maker's intentions, the film as a medium has failed.

2. If this is supposed to be a story... it is lost.

3. If this a myopic of human sexuality, I can possibly except that as the reason I just wasted 67 minutes of my time. But sex is not love, and I knew where to put it before I left grade school. I didn't need two college age students to show me.

This film is not about relationships- its nothing more than a human equivalent of the Wild Kingdom- the mating rituals of homo sapiens. Unlike the Wild Kingdom, and just like porn, you actually get to see the film's "climax." I am not a prude by any stretch. But there is no Bohemian facet to this film. It is porn plain and simple. No matter how many college rock songs you use to whitewash it, strange cuts, melancholic piano tracks, or fancy words you try to pimp it with, you have amateur porn on your hands. Porn with small breasticles.

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