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
The 9 songs to which the title of this movie refers are:
"Whatever Happened to My Rock and Roll", Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "C'mon, C'mon", The Von Bondies "Fallen Angel", Elbow "Movin' on Up", Primal Scream "You Were the Last High", The Dandy Warhols "Slow Life", Super Furry Animals "Jacqueline", Franz Ferdinand "Debbie", Michael Nyman "Love Burns", Black Rebel Motorcycle Club See more »
Cutaways during several different band performances, such as close up of backup guitarists, are from different parts of the shows and often don't match wide shots of the band or shots of the singers. See more »
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 »
Unrated Edited Version on DVD in USA removes the explicit sex, but it still too graphic for an R rating. See more »
i disagree with the negative comments on nine songs.....spotted a review on the film back in October and put it in my brain diary as one to watch!....it popped up at the Jameson film festival and so an opportunity arose to see what all the fuss was about.......thoroughly enjoyed all 65 minutes!......thought the film was beautiful at times,sad at others but basically real....was blown away by the piano pieces....yeah the film did begin and end with zero character development but so what, that wasn't the aim of the film...it just lets u wonder ...(and want to go to the antarctic!!).......an artistic film well worth a watch in my opinion....enjoy!
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