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Nine Lives (2005)

 -  Drama  -  2 September 2005 (Italy)
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Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

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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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief sexual content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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2 September 2005 (Italy)  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

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Holly: Hey, what was that, um- that song we used to sing form pre-school? You know, the one about the- the planting of the seeds?
[sniffs]
Holly: You know, you know, um, ah- wi- wi- "with fertile ground"?
Vanessa: I don't know.
Holly: Come.
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Holly: Sing-a-long, you know it.
Vanessa: Um, it's -
[singing]
Vanessa: "Inch by inch..."- right?
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Amazingly accurate and moving film
15 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I too saw this film at the Sundance Film Festival and was very, very happy with it. It's simply vignettes of nine women's lives (with intercepting characters and mutual acquaintances), the people in their lives and more importantly the relationships in their lives. They're sad and sometimes not so sad, examples of the walls we build around ourselves in our relationships and how we feel bound to people or stuck in situations that we can't escape. It's very well made, with each women's vignette composed of one long 10-12 minute scene (no cuts). The dialogue is completely natural as are the actor's portrayal's of their characters, and the characters seem so real-life, so believably everyday. I couldn't say which story I enjoyed the most, but Robin Wright Penn and Jason Isaac's scene and relationship was especially poignant for me and I thought, amazingly acted. Overall this movie is great and I would recommend it to anyone who is a student of human nature or just in need of a moving film.


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