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The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

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A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Director:

Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Liz Jensen (based on the novel by), Max Minghella (screenplay)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aiden Longworth ... Louis Drax
Sarah Gadon ... Natalie
Michael Adamthwaite ... Doctor (C-Section)
Beckham Skodje ... Louis (Age 2)
Adam Abrams Adam Abrams ... Doctor (X-Ray)
Aaron Paul ... Peter Drax / Sea Monster
Molly Parker ... Dalton
Terry Chen ... Elliott
Randi Lynne ... ER Nurse
John Hainsworth John Hainsworth ... ER Patient
Julian Wadham ... Dr. Janek
Goldie Hoffman ... ER Nurse
Jamie Dornan ... Dr. Allan Pascal
Nels Lennarson ... Morgue Technician
Anjali Jay ... Macy
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Storyline

The story begins on Louis Drax's 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in the boy's near-fatal fall. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality. Written by Miramax

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A mystery beyond reality. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby Surround 5.1)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jamie Dornan called Louis Drax "Lloyd" right before his first nightmare. This mistake not only made it past the crew, cast and director on set, but wasn't even fixed with ADR and is noticeable in the final cut of the film. See more »

Quotes

Louis Drax: Pascal made the mistake that all men make. He thought that because Mommy is so beautiful, then she must be good.
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References It Conquered the World (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Moving Upside Down
Written by Rich Aitken
Performed by The Street King Majors'
Recorded at Nimrod
Courtesy of JGM London Ltd.
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The haters of this movie should get a life
1 April 2017 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Enjoyable mystery thriller that won't keep you on the edge of your seat but that is still interesting to watch. I do like mysteries, it's one of my favorite genre of movies, and in The 9th Life Of Louis Drax I figured it all out at half of the movie. And other people will probably do as well. That could be a sign that it's not interesting to watch because the story is too obvious. But it isn't at all. Even though I was practically certain what the outcome would be it remains a movie with a high likability to watch. The narrating voice of Aiden Longworth is pleasant to hear, even though I read that other reviewers didn't like it. The kid's character would probably not be the cutest boy to live with but in the movie it works perfectly. The rest of the cast are all a great addition to the movie. No bad words about anybody in this movie. It's beautifully shot, mesmerizing with the narrating voice, the twist is like I said a bit too obvious but it's still working. You have good movies that you will watch once, but this one is just above that and is one I would watch again in the future.


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