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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 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

'Gwupigrubynudny' means in polish 'stupid-fat-boring'. See more »

Quotes

Ivul Gurk: But the country seems gripped, gripped, t-t-t-t-t, gripped...
Tomas Katz: Gripped by what, Ivul?
Ivul Gurk: ...gripped, grigrigrigripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, grigrigrigripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, grigri grigri grigrigri... gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, gripped, grip-grip-grip-grip-grip-grip-grip-grip-grip grigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigrigri-gripped by ...
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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 »

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Die Wallfahrt Nach Kevlaar
Musical Text from by Heinrich Heine
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A great mind-trip
13 January 2006 | by sashamalchikSee all my reviews

This movie defies description, categorization, genre placement. There is simply almost nothing like it - a clever mind trip that relentlessly weaves the plot in a neck-breaking-paced surreal, absurdest, postmodern apocalyptic story with a great soundtrack, trippiest image sequences, great sense of humor, and deep paranoia and darkness. Despite using seemingly gimmicky effects and tricks, very low budget and mostly black-and-white shooting, this movie feels so well done and so well narrated, they don't hinder it at all as they would many other movies - instead, as if on the height of its "genre", this movie absolutely flourishes with them, as the very best silent movies do on their own unhindered by the absence of sound. A must see, but also definitely a "not-for-everyone-er".


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