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Nine Days (2020)

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A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.


Edson Oda


Edson Oda
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandy Pitcher ... Amanda's Mom
Eric Ramaekers Eric Ramaekers ... Amanda's Dad
Eliza de Azevedo Brown Eliza de Azevedo Brown ... Amanda (8 Years Old) (as Eliza De Acevedo Brown)
Lisa Starrett ... Amanda
Jeffrey Hanson ... Conductor
Elizaveta Shaikhulina Elizaveta Shaikhulina ... Violinist
Winston Duke ... Will
Taran Marshall Taran Marshall ... Bully
Caleb Fralick Caleb Fralick ... Bully 2
Sterlin English ... Rick (14 Years Old)
Erika Vásquez ... Luiza (as Erika Vasquez)
Álvaro Cortez Álvaro Cortez ... Fernando (as Alvaro Cortez)
Benedict Wong ... Kyo
Cherie Julander ... Aunt / Cecily's Mom
Perry Smith ... Anne


Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV's of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates - unborn souls - arrive at Will's to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will.

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Life Begins at the End


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Rated R for language

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An Emotional Roller Coaster & One of the Most Thought Provoking Existential Film's I Have Ever Seen
13 February 2020 | by imabigkidnow88See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this premier at the Sundance Film Festival and it was easily the best film seen. In fact, the past 6 years of attendance at the festival, there has rarely been a film that makes me walk out of the theater contemplating my own existence and the meaning of life in such a beautiful and profound way. The characters in this film are all so unique in that their presence on screen portrays a semblance of an emotion and personality that we all can connect with at some level. This film is certainly quite the emotional roller coaster as you are put into the perspective of each character as they strive for the chance to be born. Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Tony Hale....and the whole cast really give a performance of a lifetime and I commend them all of this outstanding achievement. That final scene though with Winston Duke....just WOW.

This film made me laugh, cry, ponder my own existence and beg for more. I am really looking forward to this once it is inevitably released in theaters or online, so that I can watch it again with my wife so that she can experience this beautifully orchestrated film.

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