Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.


(as Rodrigo Garcia)


(as Rodrigo Garcia)

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Second Male Guard
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Diana (as Robin Wright Penn)


Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

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Every life has a story. And every story has a life of its own.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief sexual content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »



Release Date:

2 September 2005 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

9 vite da donna  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,387 (USA) (14 October 2005)


$478,645 (USA) (26 May 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robin Wright and Jason Isaacs asked director Rodrigo García what the back story was of their characters and he told them "I don't know, why don't you guys go talk about it, but don't tell me," so they did. After they shot the scene, Garcia asked them what they had come up with. They told him they figured they were both reporters in a war zone during the Bosnian War when they met. See more »


Roman: Each woman is a universe.
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Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) See more »


Written by Paul Lewis
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10 November 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I can't add a whole lot to what everyone else has said about this film. It's a series of vignettes that are loosely related. The acting is very good -- after all they got a whole bunch of Hollywood big guns to sign up. And I think the reason they signed up was because for an actor, this film is a bonanza. They get to play very intense emotions in a very tight space, without any dead dialog or perplexing plot (the plot isn't perplexing because there ain't no plot.) So it's a real treat to watch, but if you're looking for something really profound about life, forget it. About the only lesson here is that women are a force unto themselves, and a lot of the time the best you can do is just stand back. Each of the reviewers seems to have their favorite actors out of the nine, but I give them all a gold star for acting, and that includes the men too. BTW this is not a lighthearted romp -- it starts in a prison and ends in a graveyard. Mostly heavy stuff.

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