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Nine (2009)

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Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Sandro Dori ...
Studio Superintendent
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Ricky Tognazzi ...
Dante
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Fausto
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Pierpaolo
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Jaconelli
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Benito
Romina Carancini ...
Production Assistant / Female Dancer
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Storyline

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. Written by The Massie Twins

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Taglines:

This Holiday Season, Be Italian

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rob Marshall Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£44,443 (United Kingdom), 20 December 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$257,232, 20 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,664,021, 7 March 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Katie Holmes was keen on Luisa's part. She auditioned, but Rob Marshall felt she was not the better choice, choosing Marion Cotillard instead. See more »

Quotes

Liliane La Fleur: [From trailer] Directing a movie is a very overrated job, we all know it. You just have to say yes or no. What else do you do? Nothing. "Maestro, should this be red?" Yes. "Green?" No. "More extras?" Yes. "More lipstick?" No. Yes. No. Yes. No. That's directing.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Io te vurria vasa
Written by Eduardo Di Capua and V. Russo (as Vincenzo Russo)
Performed by Roberto Murolo
Courtesy of Iris Music
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Six
1 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Let me say off the bat that seeing Sophia Loren and Sophia Loren singing gave me a chill. That is quite a bit to get from a film. Chills. I knew I had to forget this was a musical adaptation of 81/2, but I couldn't forget the way I forgot that "Sweet Charity" was a musical remake of "The Nights Of Cabiria". Here the score is iffy and scarce and the story, translated into musical numbers is kind of shallow and, quite honestly, not enough. There are, however, moments to enjoy. The look of it is great, and Marion Cotillard makes something enormous from the little she was given. Penelope Cruz dances an erotic dance and Kate Hudson, well I don't quite know what she was doing. Nicole Kidman is starting to look like a wax work, what a pity! And Judi Dench is always fun. I was reminded she was a sublime Sally Bowles in the first London production of "Cabaret" - Daniel Day Lewis has been one of my favourites for a long time now but here he is far too pale, inside and out. I want to repeat that the whole thing is worth it just to have a glimpse of Sophia Loren singing. So, 6.


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