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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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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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Trivia

The school football match scene was filmed in an actual school in Walthamstow, London, England. Child extras were rounded up from nearby theatre groups. Two children were picked from each, and it was considered a great honor to be allowed to take part in filming. 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 think ...
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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

Orovela
from "Georgian Labour Songs"
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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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,488
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