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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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Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
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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

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

Connections

References Weekend (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Lunar Sunrise
By Terra Ferma
Written, Produced and Arranged by Claudio Giussani
Recorded and Mastered at Wild Eyed Studios
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Apocalyptic comedy/art-house
12 May 2006 | by thomasackerSee all my reviews

This black and white film was shot on a low budget in London. It is quite funny, but occasionally in fact often very odd. I think the oddness may have been because the production was German and they have a different sense of humour over there or alternatively it may have been because the director was just having a laugh with his Art School mates.

Very funny in places though. I enjoyed it.

Apparently I have to write more so I will also say that the film uses old testament themes to play out an apocalypse in contemporary London. Much of this is quite interesting however according to my mum "the film could have done with better editing". I would say this is accurate


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