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Nine Lives (2005)

R  |   |  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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Drama

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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9 vite da donna  »

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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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One of the two movies released in 2005 starring Glenn Close, Jason Isaacs and William Fichtner as part of the ensemble casting, the other film being The Chumscrubber (2005). See more »

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

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Garden Song
Written by David Mallett
Performed by Lisa Gay Hamilton and Sydney Tamiia Poitier
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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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