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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.

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Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Liz Jensen (based on the novel by), Max Minghella (screenplay)
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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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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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Unlock the Mystery See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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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)

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Color
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Molly Parker and Terry Chen were previously costars on House of Cards. See more »

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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 Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Written and Performed by George Simms
Recorded at The Record Room, Kent, UK
Courtesy of JGM London Ltd.
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Suspense Thriller on the most accident prone boy going
4 March 2017 | by Tom DooleySee all my reviews

Louis has accidents – not the sort that can be cleaned up with a bit of effort but the sort that end in hospital. He has been having them for a long time. His beautiful mother appears to dote on him and then one day he has a near fatal fall from a cliff top – I mean if he is such a klutz why take him to a cliff edge – c'mon.

Anyway silly parental gaffs aside he is then taken under the wing of hunky, coma paediatrician expert, Dr Alan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) who thinks that it may be possible links that can be maintained through means yet to be understood by medical science. Thus begins a surreal, often warm and often twisted trip into the previous eight lives of the titular Louis Drax.

Now I actually quite enjoyed this it is adapted from the book – but I shall not compare the two. The cast are all above good and the special effects are both great and believable. It is a slow reveal and is the sort of film that you may only wish to see once (so go for a rental) but it is worth going for al the same.


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