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9 Songs (2004)

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In London, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and an English scientist, named Matt. Over the next few months, between attending rock concerts, they have different kinds of sexual intercourse with each other.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kieran O'Brien ... Matt
Margo Stilley ... Lisa
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Storyline

Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall--London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at night's end. Together, over a period of several months, they pursue a mutual sexual passion whose inevitable stages unfold in counterpoint to nine live-concert songs. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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69 Min. De Sexe & De Rock N'Roll. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

9 Canções See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,457, 24 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,835, 31 July 2005
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Revolution Films See more »
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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the "Variety" review, the transfer of the film, which was shot in DV, was done by photographing a digital projection of the movie on a white wall, to create a negative from which prints for release could be made. See more »

Goofs

(at around 44 mins) Various items on the table either appear or disappear or move from place to place between shots when Lisa refuses to drink her tea and yells at Matt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Matt: When I remember Lisa I don't think about her clothes, or her work, or where she was from, or even what she said. I think about her smell, her taste, her skin touching mine.
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The opening title and the closing credits appear to be pieces of cut film or paper placed together to form the words. See more »

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Unrated Edited Version on DVD in USA removes the explicit sex, but it still too graphic for an R rating. See more »

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Featured in Brows Held High: 9 Songs (2012) See more »

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forget the scandal, concentrate on beauty
26 September 2004 | by casasrogerSee all my reviews

I always try to be as clean from other people's / critics opinion before I go and check out a new film.

With Nine Songs, that is a difficult task, because it is the kind of movie everyone talks about without even seen it.

The story is as simple as it can be. It concentrates on the sexual behavior of the characters to show the birth and death of their relationship. It could have all been told around their meals, or their phone conversations. But Michael

Winterbotom chose their sex life - a quite important subject to every couple's life- to tell it all.

I only want to say that it is quite beautiful. Yes, its only sex, but as real as it can be. There is no intention on making the scenes erotic or pornographic, and the honest intimacy projected, strips down the human nature of the characters to

their very basic instincts.


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