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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 »

Director:

Ben Hopkins

Writers:

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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Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
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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

The film credits the "Bollards and Windows of London" right after the main cast. See more »

Connections

References Weekend (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Tsintskaro
from "Georgian Folk Music"
By the Rustavi Choir
Conducted by Ansor Erkomalshvili
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even the bollards
1 June 2011 | by CountZero313See all my reviews

Ben Hopkins in The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz presents a Kafkaesque take on London on the verge of apocalypse. Ian McNeice is a million miles from Bert in Doc Martin, reveling in the role of the blind police inspector trying, through psychic means, to make sense of it all. His enjoyment of the role is infectious. There are some genuinely funny set-ups here, carried off by a cast not afraid to go for high camp. The comedy works most of the time, but when deeper meanings are the target the film is a little hit-and-miss. Shot ultra-low budget, it looks like a very slick student movie, but has enough laughs and surprises to overcome its aesthetic limitations. The films big achievement is to present London in a fresh, and vaguely frightening, way. More of interest to aspiring lo-budget filmmakers than a general audience.


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