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House of 9 (2005)

Nine strangers, with no apparent connection between them are abducted: drugged, kidnapped and sealed in a house together.

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Steven R. Monroe

Writer:

Philippe Vidal (screenplay)
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Kelly Brook ... Lea
Dennis Hopper ... Father Duffy
Hippolyte Girardot ... Francis
Ashley Walters ... Al B (as Asher D)
Raffaello Degruttola ... Jay
Peter Capaldi ... Max Roy
Susie Amy ... Claire Leevy
Morven Christie ... Shona
Julienne Davis ... Cynthia
Jim Carter ... The Watcher (voice)
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Nine strangers - a priest; a dancer; a designer; an aspirant rapper; a former tennis pro; a woman on probation; an unsuccessful composer and his wife; and a detective - are randomly abducted, drugged and locked in a house by a wealthy maniac. They are informed through a public address system that there are seventy-five cameras following them, and only one will survive and win US$ 5,000,000.00 to keep quiet. The psychological game begins, with fear and greed affecting the participants. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Nine Strangers. One House. Only One Will Get Out... Alive.


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I-Wing
Written by Ashley Walters
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A touch of Das Experiment and a bit of The Cube, the rest is crap
3 October 2005 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

9 people in a sealed house. They are told only one of them would leave and he will be given 5 million dollars and then they are left to their own devices. You would expect some subtle psychological drama, but no. All the characters are archetypes, they behave programatically like little robots and after a while they only hurry up the pace since the movie's got to end at one point or another.

They do spend about 10 minutes to break out of the house, I give you that. Why they would chose to pathetically wait for the end the rest of the movie is beyond me. At least half of the movie consists of women shouting incoherently and men fighting for idiotic reasons.

However it is a better than a lot of other movies and it is worth a see, especially if you are a kid or you have tried to watch Das Experiment and stopped in the middle because you couldn't take it. Horror it is not, yet the end is funny and saves a lot of the movie.

I kinda liked Dennis Hopper. Why does he play in movies like that lately? Ntz Ntz Ntz


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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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