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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

Writer:

Rodrigo García
9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the "Sonia" chapter a camera mans arm is visible in the mirror on the floor in the living room. 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

Memories
Written by Francois Paterson, Dominic Paterson and Christelle Pechin
Performed by Soma Sonic
Courtesy of Subsonic Recordings
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This is the trifecta: a blending of film, short stories and great theatre
31 October 2005 | by jk8nSee all my reviews

Those who like their movies big on Hollywood, hilarity, frenetic pacing and neato special effects, are bound to brand Nine Lives with the misogynist "CF" (for chick flick). Do not to listen to them. Rodrigo Garcia (scion of the writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez) is a writer-director who is not afraid to make films that showcase his intellect and humanity -- however noncommercial those qualities may be. He is that rare Hollywood species: a male director who really digs and respects women without the taint of awe or condescension. In fact his films are not really about women, they are more universally about relationships. As the director himself explained after a recent showing of Nine Lives at the Virginia Film Festival, where he was accompanied by the very cool Sissy Spacek and Kathy Baker, as well as the two (female) producers (graduates of UVA's law and business schools); "the film is about relationships that have ended but will never be over." Go see Nine Lives, if only for the single takes -- an exceedingly difficult cinematic feat that beats any special effect.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Nine Lives See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,387, 16 October 2005

Gross USA:

$478,830

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,591,523
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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