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The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz (2000)

The last day of creation. A stranger arrives in London. No one knows who he is or where he has come from. By the time he leaves, the entire universe will have been erased. A black comedy ... See full summary »

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Ben Hopkins

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Thomas Browne, Rob Cheek (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Fisher Tom Fisher ... No / Tomas Katz
Ian McNeice ... The Inspector
Tony Maudsley ... Taxi driver
William Keen William Keen ... Cuthbert (as Will Keen)
Andrew Melville Andrew Melville ... Minister of fish
Matthew Causton Matthew Causton ... Gallows Nelson
Toby Jones ... Civil servant
Asif Kapadia ... Gwupigrubynudny-landians
Kris Krishnamma Kris Krishnamma ... Gwupigrubynudny-landians
Jamille Jinnah Jamille Jinnah ... Gwupigrubynudny-landians
Sophie Bevan Sophie Bevan ... Journalist
Kiki Kendrick ... Eileen
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ... Schlauch
Amelia Curtis ... Yvonne
Tilly Blackwood ... Underworld secretary
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Storyline

The last day of creation. A stranger arrives in London. No one knows who he is or where he has come from. By the time he leaves, the entire universe will have been erased. A black comedy about the Apocalypse, 'The Nine Lives...' presents a unique brand of left-field humour, spiritual beauty and spectral horror. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

ED Distribution [France]

Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 January 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Die neun Leben des Tomas Katz See more »

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Trivia

The closing scene was filmed on Ivenho Beacons, on an extremely harsh winters day. See more »

Quotes

[After establishing that the children in general are at fault for the state of the nation]
Ivul Gurk: Well, well, we could, ah, talk forever - is there a solution?
Tomas Katz: Yes! I have it here. It's a tuning fork. I acquired it through the Sunday Times recent innovation feature.
Ivul Gurk: Tuning Fork of Annihilation: Broadcast a melodious hum of this durable stainless steel tuning fork across the airwaves and cause the destruction of all domestic televisions and the death of all children who hear it. Wow, what will they ...
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Crazy Credits

After the names of the production companies in the opening titles, the words comprising the sentence "A Film Found Beneath A Stone" flash sequentially onto the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Alfa Omega (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Tsintskaro
from "Georgian Folk Music"
By the Rustavi Choir
Conducted by Ansor Erkomalshvili
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A day of darkness
6 February 2008 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

In the Revelation of St. Peter, it is said that a false Messiah will come, and that Henoch and Elijah will appear to expose the impostor. "The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz" draws heavily on such doomsday stories, canonical as well as apocryphal. A solar eclipse is imminent, the astral child is dying, judgment is coming, and, perhaps worst of all, London's tube stations are disappearing. Enter Thomas Katz, a shape-shifting space alien coughed up by a manhole off the M25 motorway. Under the watchful eyes of London's inscrutable chief of police, Katz takes over a string of high-profile identities to set in motion a vicious plan. But where does it lead? Will it, like the M25, eventually circle back on itself? Only Katz himself knows. Or does he? After all, we don't really know who he even is. Extremely inspired nonsense, miraculously produced by veteran German soap opera writer Hans W. Geissendörfer. Did this ever play in theaters? Too bad if it didn't.


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