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Nine Lives (2005)

Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

Director:

Rodrigo García (as Rodrigo Garcia)

Writer:

Rodrigo García (as Rodrigo Garcia)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elpidia Carrillo ... Sandra
Aomawa Baker Aomawa Baker ... Female Guard
Miguel Sandoval ... Deputy Sheriff Ron
Mary Pat Dowhy Mary Pat Dowhy ... Nicole
Andy Umberger ... Second Male Guard
K Callan ... Marisa
Chelsea Rendon ... Sandra's Daughter
Robin Wright ... Diana (as Robin Wright Penn)
Jason Isaacs ... Damian
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Vanessa
LisaGay Hamilton ... Holly
Holly Hunter ... Sonia
Stephen Dillane ... Martin
Daniel Edward Mora ... Receptionist
Molly Parker ... Lisa
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Storyline

Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

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Every life has a story. And every story has a life of its own.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief sexual content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

9 vite da donna See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,387, 16 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$478,645, 28 May 2006
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is composed of nine Steadicam shots, each ranging from 10-12 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Marisa: Who are you?
Sandra: Sandra.
Marisa: My daughter's name is Sandra. How old are you?
Sandra: Thirty-seven, mom.
Marisa: She's younger.
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Connections

Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Tennessee Blossom
Written by Alain Leroux
Courtesy of Promusic
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Amazingly accurate and moving film
15 April 2005 | by aftonbelle3335See all my reviews

I too saw this film at the Sundance Film Festival and was very, very happy with it. It's simply vignettes of nine women's lives (with intercepting characters and mutual acquaintances), the people in their lives and more importantly the relationships in their lives. They're sad and sometimes not so sad, examples of the walls we build around ourselves in our relationships and how we feel bound to people or stuck in situations that we can't escape. It's very well made, with each women's vignette composed of one long 10-12 minute scene (no cuts). The dialogue is completely natural as are the actor's portrayal's of their characters, and the characters seem so real-life, so believably everyday. I couldn't say which story I enjoyed the most, but Robin Wright Penn and Jason Isaac's scene and relationship was especially poignant for me and I thought, amazingly acted. Overall this movie is great and I would recommend it to anyone who is a student of human nature or just in need of a moving film.


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