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A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

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Dean Corso
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Boris Balkan
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Liana Telfer
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The Girl
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Baroness Kessler
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Victor Fargas
José López Rodero ...
Pablo & Pedro Ceniza / 1st & 2nd Workmen (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
Tony Amoni ...
Liana's Bodyguard
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Bernie
Willy Holt ...
Andrew Telfer
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Witkin
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Old Man
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Old Man's Son
Rebecca Pauly ...
Daughter-In-Law
Catherine Benguigui ...
Concierge
Maria Ducceschi ...
Secretary
Jacques Collard ...
Gruber
Dominique Pozzetto ...
Desk Clerk
Emanuel Booz ...
Baker (as Emmanuel Booz)
Lino Ribeiro de Sousa ...
Hotel Porter (as Lino Ribeiro De Sousa)
Asil Raïs ...
Cabby (as Asil Rais)
Bernard Richier ...
Cafe Owner
Marinette Richier ...
Cafe Owner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Bradbury ...
Demon (uncredited)
Samuel de Luze ...
Extra (uncredited)
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American Businessman (uncredited)
Diane Hawkins ...
(uncredited)
Lee Michelsen ...
Homeless (uncredited)
Diane Pernet ...
Self (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Toman ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Roman Polanski

Written by

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Arturo Pérez-Reverte ... (novel "El Club Dumas") (as Arturo Perez-Reverte)
 
John Brownjohn ... (screenplay) &
Enrique Urbizu ... (screenplay) and
Roman Polanski ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mark Allan ... co-producer
Antonio Cardenal ... co-producer
Mishka Cheyko ... executive producer (as Michel Cheyko)
Wolfgang Glattes ... executive producer
Adam Kempton ... associate producer
Iñaki Núñez ... co-producer (as Iñaki Nuñez)
Roman Polanski ... producer
Alain Vannier ... co-producer
Suzanne Wiesenfeld ... line producer

Music by

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Wojciech Kilar

Cinematography by

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Darius Khondji

Film Editing by

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Hervé de Luze ... (as Herve de Luze)

Editorial Department

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Jay Coquillon ... post-production coordinator
Elise Fievet ... assistant editor
Beatrice Herminie ... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas ... color supervisor
Bruno Patin ... color timer
Christophe Pinel ... assistant editor
Pierre Réali ... color timer (as Pierre Reali)

Casting By

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Marie-Sylvie Caillierez
Howard Feuer

Production Design by

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Dean Tavoularis

Art Direction by

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Gérard Viard ... (as Gerard Viard)

Set Decoration by

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Philippe Turlure

Costume Design by

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Anthony Powell

Makeup Department

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Jean-Pierre Berroyer ... hair stylist
Michel Demonteix ... hair stylist: Ms Olin
Paul Le Marinel ... makeup artist
Bettina Miquaix ... hair stylist
Waldemar Pokromski ... prosthetic makeup artist
Liliane Rametta ... makeup artist
Christophe Robin ... hair colorist
Jean-Luc Russier ... makeup artist: Ms. Olin
Laura Bernice Watson ... makeup artist (as Laura Viana da Silva)

Production Management

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P. Todd Coe ... post-production supervisor
Bruce Everett ... post-production supervisor
José López Rodero ... production manager: Spanish crew (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
José Mazeda ... production manager: Portuguese crew (as Jose Mazeda)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Campi-Lemaire ... assistant director (as David Campi Lemaire)
Mishka Cheyko ... first assistant director (as Michel Cheyko)
Juraj Durovic ... studio director
Christopher Gachet ... assistant director (as Christophe Gachet)
Javier Petit ... second assistant director: Spain

Art Department

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Gilles Allou ... construction head
Didier Bautz ... head plasterer
Daniel Bevan ... assistant props
Yves Blanchard ... head carpenter
João Calvário ... art director: Portugal (as Joao Calvario)
Bernard Chedin ... production buyer
Benoît Clémenceau ... prop buyer (as Benoit Clemenceau)
Carine Demoustier ... painter: Portugal
Jean-Michel Ducourty ... assistant props
Philippe Durand ... carpenter
Jean-Claude Frequin ... carpenter
Jean-Paul Gaillot ... construction coordinator
Fernando González ... art director: Spain (as Fernando Gonzales)
Madalena Guerreiro ... painter: Portugal
Patrick Jamot ... stand-by painter
Yann Le Moigne ... props
Delphine Mabed ... assistant props
Philippe Margottin ... props
Jacques Moissignac ... swing gang (as Jacques Moissinac)
José Luis Moya ... construction coordinator: Spain
Ramón Moya ... construction manager
Leonardo Pancari ... carpenter
Cyrille Perron ... painter decorator
Gilbert Piéri ... prop master (as Gilbert Pieri)
Gilles Piéri ... assistant property master (as Gilles Pieri)
Jean Poinot ... assistant construction coordinator
Arnaud Putman ... swing gang
Claude Périnet ... head painter (as Claude Perinet)
Jacques Quinternet ... prop buyer
Enrique Santana ... graffiti artist
Bernard Schlegel ... drapery
Francisco Sole ... engravings
Bertrand Terreyre ... carpenter
Michel Vialla ... propman
Yvan Hart ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Nicolas Becker ... foley artist
Jean-Marie Blondel ... sound engineer
Katia Boutin ... adr editor
Vincent Cosson ... sound recordist
Assia Dnednia ... assistant foley artist
Dean Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Lionel Le Bras ... adr boom operator
Anne Le Campion ... re-recording mixer
Jean-Louis Lebras ... adr boom operator (as Jean-Louis Le Bras)
Frédéric Pardon ... assistant sound engineer (as Frederic Pardon)
Francis Perreard ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Laurent Quaglio ... sound editor
Keenan Wyatt ... sound technician

Special Effects by

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Gilbert Piéri ... special effects (as Gilbert Pieri)
Gilles Piéri ... special effects assistant
Jean-Louis Trinquier ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Scott E. Anderson ... senior visual effects supervisor: SPI
Thierry Beaumel ... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Images
Christophe Belena ... scanning/transfer: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Sandra Belin ... scanning/transfer: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Sophie Blanc ... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image
Marguerite Cargill ... digital compositor: SPI
Arnaud Chelet ... digital compositor: Eclair Numerique
Christophe Courgeau ... digital artist: Mikros Images
Claire Cuinier ... digital artist: Mikros Images
Serge Dautheribes ... digital artist: Mikros Images
Lisa Deaner ... digital compositor: SPI
Sophie Denize ... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image (as Sophie Denizeb)
Stephane Dittoo ... digital compositor
Franck Duchene ... visual effects production: Duboi
Thomas Duval ... visual effects supervisor: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Nancy Evans ... roto artist: SPI
Cédric Fayolle ... digital artist: Mikros Image (as Cedric Fayolle)
Valérie Flouquet ... Cineon operator: Eclair Numerique (as Valerie Flouquet)
Doug Forrest ... digital compositor: SPI
Xavier Fourmond ... digital compositor: Duboi Special Digital Effects (as Xavier Fourmont)
Gilles Gaillard ... digital color grader: Mikros Image
Aline Garcia ... assistant scanning and recording operator: Eclair Numerique
Emmanuel Gondeau ... digital artist: Mikros Images
Scott Gordon ... computer animation: SPI
Lindsay Hallett ... visual effects coordinator: SPI (as Lindsay Burnett)
Simon Haslett ... digital compositor: SPI
Alex Hegedus ... HSC technical assistant: SPI
Alexandre Jeanneret ... digital processing technician
Alexandre Kolasinski ... digital compositor: Duboi Special Digital Effects (as Alex Kolasinski)
Krao ... digital artist: Mikros Images
Laure Lacroix ... digital compositor: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Pascal Laurent ... digital artist: Mikros Images
C.J. LePage ... flame technical assistant: Sony Pictures Imageworks
Jeremie Leroux ... digital compositor: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Mark Alan Loso ... digital compositor: SPI
Karine Marchandou ... visual effects production coordinator: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Gaston Marcotti ... Cineon operator: Eclair Numerique
Malika Mazauric ... Cineon operator: Eclair Numerique
Julien Meesters ... digital artist: Mikros Images
Frederic Moreau ... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image
Sarah Moreau ... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image
Shannon Noble ... digital compositor: SPI
Marc Paccosi ... roto artist: Duboi Special Digital Effects (as Marco Paccosi)
Benoit Philippon ... digital compositor
Francis Polvé ... digital artist: Mikros Images
Pablo Ponce ... digital color grader: Mikros Images
Olivier Poujaud ... roto artist: Duboi Special Digital Effects
Kelley Ray ... visual effects supervisor: SPI (as Kelley R. Ray)
Jody Rogers ... visual effects editor: SPI
Michael Scheffe ... visual effects art director: SPI
Céline Sene ... visual effects production: Duboi
Antoine Simkine ... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Philippe Soeiro ... visual effects supervisor: Eclair Numerique
Gérard Soirant ... scanning and recording operator: Eclair Numerique (as Gerard Soirant)
Christine Szymkowiak ... digital artist: Mikros Images
David Takayama ... digital compositor: SPI (as Dave Takayama)
Renée Tymn ... digital compositor: SPI (as Renee Chamblin)
Edouard Valton ... visual effects production supervisor: Duboi
Stephane Verriere ... Cineon operator: Eclair Numerique
Jean-Marie Vives ... matte painter: Duboi (as Jean Marie Vives)
Jacquie Barnbrook ... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Andre Brizard ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Stéphanie Dargent ... matte painter (uncredited)
Séverine De Wever ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Thierry Delobel ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tony Diep ... digital artist (uncredited)
François Dupuy ... I/O technician (uncredited)
Thomas F. Ford IV ... high speed compositing digital production manager (uncredited)
Rip Hampton O'Neil ... director of reseach and development: Duboi (uncredited)
Anthony Harris ... assistant color timer (uncredited)
Christian Hejnal ... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Afif Heukeshoven ... digital artist (uncredited)
Chia-Chi Hu ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Joanie Karnowski ... digital matchmoving artist: SPI (uncredited)
Peregrine McCafferty ... roto artist (uncredited)
Frederic Medioni ... digital artist (uncredited)
Kilou Picard ... internship assistant production (uncredited)
Johann Quéré ... visual effects (uncredited)
Nicolas Rey ... 3D supervisor (uncredited)
Georges Tornero ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Daniel Trujillo ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Marc Amyot ... stunt double
Michel Bouis ... stunts
André Cagnard ... stunts (as Andre Cagnard)
Rémi Canaple ... stunts (as Remi Canaple)
Patrick Cauderlier ... stunts
Nicolas De Peretti ... stunt double
Richard Dieux ... stunt coach
Dominique Fouassier ... stunt coordinator
Jean Girard ... stunts
Jean-Pierre Janic ... stunts
Jean-Claude Lagniez ... car stunt coordinator
Sébastien Lagniez ... stunt double
Pascal Mercuri ... stunts
Jean-Loup Michou ... stunts (as Jean Loup Michou)
Alison Parsons ... stunts
Leslie Rain ... stunts
Catherine Robert ... stunts
Alain Saugout ... stunts
Jean-Pierre Suchet ... stunts
Francis Terzian ... stunts
Frédéric Vallet ... stunts (as Fred Vallet)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stéphane Afchain ... grip
Eric Bialas ... focus puller
Damien Bret ... electrician
Riccardo Brunner ... Steadicam operator (as Richardo Brunner)
Bernard Brégier ... head grip (as Bernard Bregier)
Gérard Buffard ... grip
Carlos Cabeceran ... steadicam operator
André Chemetoff ... assistant camera
Luis Miguel Daza ... head grip: Spain
Cendrine Dedise ... assistant camera
Pascal Delaunay ... grip
Alain Dondin ... best boy
Roland Dondin ... electrician
Hugues Espinasse ... assistant camera / clapper loader
Jesús Fernández Santa ... grip/dolly grip (as Jesús Fernández)
Jean Harnois ... camera operator
Gábor Kövér ... camera operator: New York
Jean-Claude Le Bras ... gaffer (as Jean-Claude Lebras)
Pascal Lombardo ... electrician
Christian Martinello ... grip
Emiliano Merino ... gaffer: Spain
Peter Mountain ... still photographer
Marc Mulero ... electrician
David Nissen ... assistant camera
Marc Nove ... electrician
Eric Nové ... grip (as Eric Nove)
Jérôme Portheault ... assistant camera
Gérard Rival ... grip (as Gerard Rival)
Vince Rodriguez ... electrician (as Vincent Rodriguez)
Bruno Seffino ... electrician
Benoît Theunissen ... remote head technician
Christian Thurot ... generator operator
John Ward ... steadicam operator
Jörg Widmer ... Steadicam operator (as Jorg Widmer)
Patrick de Ranter ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Raphael Jourdan ... additional grip (uncredited)
Igor Srubshchik ... video playback operator: New York (uncredited)
Alain Tanguy ... electrician (uncredited)
Lee Vickery ... additional film loader (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Frederic Caillierez ... assistant casting: France
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez ... casting director: France
Meredith Tucker ... casting associate
Lucky Englander ... casting: Austria/Germany (uncredited)
Fritz Fleischhacker ... casting: Austria/Germany (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nathalie Cercuel ... costumer
Laurence Guindollet ... costumer
Véronique Portebois ... dresser (as Veronique Portebois)
Germinal Rangel ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Jean-Marc Abbou ... location manager
Eric Aufèvre ... location assistant (as Eric Aufevre)
Frederic Bacchi ... location assistant
Patrick Boshart ... location scout
Kita Casal-Ribeiro ... location manager: Portugal (as Kita Casal Ribeiro)
Antonio Guillén Rey ... location manager: Spain (as Antonio Guillen Rey)
Olivier Lhoste ... location assistant
Cristina Mascarenhas ... location manager: Portugal
Fabien Pondevaux ... location scout

Music Department

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Nancy Allen ... assistant music editor
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra ... orchestra
Jan Holzner ... assistant score engineer
Sumi Jo ... vocal soloist
Wojciech Kilar ... score producer
Stepán Konícek ... conductor (as Stepan Konicek)
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Vladimir Pilar ... concert master
Phil Rowlands ... assistant score engineer
James Timperley ... assistant score engineer
John Timperley ... score engineer
Rudolf Wiedermann ... orchestra contractor

Script and Continuity Department

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Sophie Audier ... assistant script supervisor
Sylvette Baudrot ... script supervisor
Valentine Traclet ... assistant script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Phillipe Ayachi ... driver
Oreste Canakis ... driver (as Oreste Ganakis)
John Dawson ... driver
Johan Graslin ... driver
Michel Lazovich ... driver
Ghislain Le Guisquet ... driver
Philippe Mayer ... driver (as Phillipe Mayer)
Pilar Robla ... transportation captain: Spain
Mamadou Sall ... driver

Other crew

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Julie Adams ... dialogue coach
Ginette Angosse ... production coordinator: Spain
Yan Angosse ... production trainee: Spain (as Juan J. Lopez Angosse)
Olivier Bardot ... production assistant
Simona Benzakein ... unit publicist
Frederic Bonafous ... executive: Erato Records
Jean-Pierre Bonnet ... assistant production accountant
Adela Borovickova ... studio coordinator
David Brones ... production assistant
Stephan Bruton ... executive: Erato Records
Karine Caumeil ... assistant production accountant
Béatrice Cavet ... stand-in (as Beatrice Cavet)
Diane Conn ... production accountant
Yann Cuinet ... production assistant
Reynold D'Silva ... executive: Silva Screen Records
Isabelle Dassonville ... assistant: Roman Polanski
Christi Dembrowski ... assistant: Johnny Depp
Laetitia Dom ... production secretary
Joseph Drezga ... stand-in
Pedro Escobar ... production assistant
Vanessa Flynn ... assistant: Mark Allan
Fernando Fortuño ... production assistant: Spain (as Fernando Fortuno)
Yusuf Gandhi ... executive: Silva Screen Records
Chris Gandois ... movement coach (as Chris Gandoi)
Patrice Guillain ... armorer
Buck Holland ... assistant: Johnny Depp
Michel Jules ... stand-in
Wilhelm Laligant ... production accountant
Alexandre Lassere ... production assistant
François Mathieu ... production assistant
José Miguel Mendiola ... accountant: Spain (as Jose Miguel Mendiola)
Flore Michiels ... assistant: Mr. Depp
Tim Oldham ... executive: Erato Records
Franklin Pedrosa ... production assistant
Julien Pruvot ... production assistant
Lydie Ques ... stand-in
Emmanuel Rigaut ... production assistant
Laura Sanchez-Vizcaino ... production trainee: Spain
Franziska Severin ... dialogue coach
David Stoner ... executive: Silva Screen Records
Eric Thierry ... stand-in
Lea Torreadrado ... production assistant
Marc-Antoine Trani ... production assistant
Sylvain Truchot ... production assistant
Alain Vildieu ... production assistant
Blanche Wiesenfeld ... production coordinator
Matthew K. Coleman ... producers office assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Golov ... studio executive (uncredited)
Timothy Scott Ralston ... studio projectionist (uncredited)
Cathy Ziehl ... assistant to studio vice president (uncredited)

Thanks

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Brigitte Brauner ... special thanks: La Mairie De Paris
Ray Marston ... special thanks
Mireille Munch ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

In New York, the money-driven dealer Dean Corso is a rare-books expert and partner of Bernie, who owns a bookstore. He is contacted by the renowned collector of books about the devil Boris Balkan, who has just acquired the rare The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows from the collector Andrew Telfer, to verify whether his book is authentic or a forgery. Balkan explains that the book was written by the writer Aristide Torchia, in 1666, with Lucifer and he was burned at the stake with his entire work. There are only three exemplars of The Nine Gates and in accordance with the legend, its nine engravings form a riddle to conjure the devil. The skeptical Corso accepts the assignment and has to fly to Sintra, Portugal, and Paris, France, to contact the owners Victor Fargas and Baroness Kessler and find the genuine exemplar for Balkan. Meanwhile, he asks Bernie to hide the rare book. Before traveling to Europe, the widow Liana Telfer wants to retrieve the book and has sex with Corso, but he does not accept her offer. When Corso returns to Bernie's bookstore, he finds his friend murdered in the same position of an engraving. Corso travels to Toledo, Spain, to meet the Ceniza twin brothers and learn more about The Nine Gates. During his journey in Europe, Corso is pursued by Liana and her bodyguard, who belong to the sect The Order of the Silver Serpents, and is protected by a mysterious Girl with supernatural powers. Meanwhile, the owners of the two other exemplars of The Nine Gates are murdered. Corso becomes obsessed with the book and discloses the truth about it. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • La neuvième porte (France)
  • La novena puerta (Spain)
  • Die neun Pforten (Germany)
  • La última puerta (Peru)
  • La nona porta (Italy)
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  • 133 min
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Box Office

Budget $38,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $58,401,898

Did You Know?

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Trivia All of the engravings appearing in "The Nine Gates" were commissioned for the novel (and not the movie) by author Arturo Perez Reverte himself. The only exception is the one showing the Girl riding a dragon, which was altered to make it similar to the actress' face. See more »
Goofs Real collectors and dealers wouldn't handle books worth $1,000,000 without gloves, and they surely wouldn't smoke or drink wine directly over them. Also, a book that old (not to mention the XVIII century Don Quixote volumes he takes at the beginning) would not resist the way Corso keeps chucking it in his bag or the fact everybody seems to be handling around. Furthermore, no dealer in his right mind would try to photocopy a four centuries old book by placing it in a commercial machine face down and pressing it as depicted in the movie: such actions would inflict severe damage to the printing and binding, drastically affecting its worth. Regardless those characters who see the book as a tool rather than a priceless collectible, Corso and the brothers Ceniza are experts in the matter, and would never treat such rare and priceless books that way. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Havanaire See more »
Quotes Liana Telfer: Don't fuck with me!
Dean Corso: I thought I already did.
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