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9 Songs (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 11 March 2005 (UK)
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In London, intense sexual encounters take place between an American college student, named Lisa, and an English scientist, named Matt, between attending rock concerts.
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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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Taglines:

2 Lovers. 1 Year. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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Crazy Credits

The opening title and the closing credits appear to be pieces of cut film or paper placed together to form the words. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Extremes (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got Your Number
Performed by Elbow
Composed by Guy Garvey / Mark Potter / Craig Potter / Pete Turner (as Pete Turner)) / Richard Jupp
© Salvation Music
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Courtesy of V2 Music Ltd
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A must.....
14 February 2005 | by odonnell_elaineSee all my reviews

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

9 Songs See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,457, 24 July 2005

Gross USA:

$66,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,590,308
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Revolution Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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