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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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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Themselves (uncredited)
Don Blum ...
Himself (uncredited)
Marcie Bolen ...
Herself (uncredited)
Huw Bunford ...
Himself - Super Furry Animals (uncredited)
Cian Ciaran ...
Himself - Super Furry Animals (uncredited)
The Dandy Warhols ...
Themselves (uncredited)
Elbow ...
Themselves (uncredited)
Themselves (uncredited)
Guy Garvey ...
Himself - Elbow (uncredited)
Himself - Primal Scream (uncredited)
Bob Hardy ...
Himself - Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
Peter Hayes ...
Himself - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (uncredited)
Dafydd Ieuan ...
Himself - Super Furry Animals) (uncredited)
Nick Jago ...
Himself - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (uncredited)
Richard Jupp ...
Himself - Elbow (uncredited)
Alex Kapranos ...
Himself - Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
Himself - Primal Scream (uncredited)
Nick McCarthy ...
Himself - Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
Himself (uncredited)
Craig Potter ...
Himself - Elbow (uncredited)
Mark Potter ...
Himself - Elbow (uncredited)
Themselves (uncredited)
Guto Pryce ...
Himself - Super Furry Animals (uncredited)
Gruff Rhys ...
Himself - Super Furry Animals (uncredited)
Carrie Smith ...
Herself (uncredited)
Jason Stollsteimer ...
Himself (uncredited)
Themselves (uncredited)
Himself - The Dandy Warhols (uncredited)
Pete Turner ...
Himself - Elbow (uncredited)
Robert Turner ...
Himself - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (uncredited)
The Von Bondies ...
Themselves (uncredited)
Robert Young ...
Himself - Primal Scream (uncredited)

Directed by

Michael Winterbottom

Written by

Michael Winterbottom ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

Andrew Eaton ... producer
Melissa Parmenter ... associate producer
Andrew Eaton ... executive producer (uncredited)
Michael Winterbottom ... producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

Marcel Zyskind

Film Editing by

Mat Whitecross
Michael Winterbottom

Editorial Department

Ross Baker ... colorist
Cas Casey ... digital on-line editor
Jethro Harris ... picture post-production: Pepper Post Production
Helen Phelps ... picture post-production: Pepper Post Production
Jon Thompson ... digital film transfer (uncredited)

Casting By

Steve Daly ... (uncredited)
Julie Dunne ... (uncredited)

Production Management

Layla Blackman ... post-production supervisor (as Layla Evans)

Art Department

Sergio González Kuhn ... Creative Director / main poster design

Sound Department

Tristan Aneca ... additional sound mixer (as Tristan Anika)
Alan Cridford ... additional sound mixer
Richard Davey ... dubbing mixer
Rashad Hall-Heinz ... additional sound mixer (as Rashad Omar)
Joakim Sundström ... sound editor
Stuart Wilson ... sound
Julian Pinn ... sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Annemarie Lean-Vercoe ... additional camera operator (as Anne Marie Lean Vercoe)
Mat Whitecross ... additional camera operator

Other crew

Reno Antoniades ... legal services: Lee and Thompson
Boyd Harvey ... insurance: Media Insurance
Martin McGlone ... laboratory contact
Fiona McGuire ... head of production: Revolution Films
Martyn Richmond ... production assistant
Molly Tudhope ... production assistant: Revolution Films
Michael Groom ... production assistant: dailies (uncredited)


Nick Adams ... special thanks
Air ... special thanks
Rab Andrew ... special thanks
Amy Ashworth ... special thanks
Chris Auty ... special thanks
John Babbitt ... special thanks
Michael Been ... special thanks (as Michael Big Daddy Been)
Michael Brennan ... special thanks
James Brown ... special thanks
Cerne Canning ... special thanks
Rick Canny ... special thanks
Rhiannon Ceiri ... special thanks
Phil Chadwick ... special thanks
Peter Christelis ... special thanks
Gary Downing ... special thanks
Nigel Downs ... special thanks
Jon Duncan ... special thanks
Stephane Elfassi ... special thanks
Ralph Harrison ... special thanks
Pernilla Holl ... special thanks
Jack Holmes ... very special thanks
Michel Houellebecq ... special thanks
Greg Hunt ... special thanks
Josh Hyams ... special thanks
Lindy King ... special thanks
Sarah Kite ... special thanks
Stuart Laing ... special thanks
Elizabeth Lloyd ... special thanks: Michael Nyman Limited
Alun Llwyd ... special thanks
Graeme Lowe ... special thanks
Graeme Mason ... special thanks
Claire Muldone ... special thanks (as Claire Muldune)
Michael Nyman ... very special thanks
Ross Pelling ... special thanks
Craig Pride ... special thanks
Brigham Ray ... special thanks (as Bingham Ray)
Eddie Richardson ... special thanks
Marc Robinson ... special thanks
David Rootes ... special thanks
Rowetta Satchell ... special thanks (as Rowetta)
Steve Schmoll ... special thanks
Courtney Taylor-Taylor ... special thanks (as Courtney Taylor Taylor)
Aiden Thompson ... special thanks
Venus ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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 The Most Sexually Explicit Film In The History Of British Cinema. See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Nine Songs (United Kingdom)
  • Ice (United Kingdom)
  • Nueve canciones (Spain)
  • 9 canciones: Sexo en gira (Argentina)
  • 9 pjesama (Croatia)
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  • 71 min
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Budget GBP1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Margo Stilley never wanted to be credited in the film because of the unsimulated, explicit sex scenes. She asked the director to refer to her in interviews as "Lisa", the name of her character in the film. See more »
Goofs (at around 11 mins) The boom mic momentarily drops down into the scene and pulls back up while Lisa asks "Do you think I look like a boy?" See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Liz Cruz (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Whatever Happened To My Rock and Roll See more »
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 »
Quotes Matt: Exploring the Antarctic is like exploring space. You enter a void, thousands of miles, with no people, no animals, no plants. You're isolated in a vast, empty continent. Claustrophobia and agoraphobia in the same place, like two people in a bed.
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