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The Ninth Gate

The Ninth Gate

A Feature film by Roman Polanski

Produced by RP Productions, Artisan Entertainment

Release in France : 25/08/1999

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Executive Producers :

RP Productions, Artisan Entertainment

Foreign production company :

Origen productions cinematograficas

Co-productions :

Orly Films, TF1 Films Production

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

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Dean Corso's job is ultra-confidential, requires finesse, enormous culture, nerves of steel and no scruples. A successful hunter of rare books for rich collectors, he is hired by Boris Balkan, an eminent bibliophile with a passion for demonology, to track down the only two other copies of a legendary manual of satanic invocations, "The Eight Doors of the Kingdom of Shadows." The contract: compare them with the one in Balkan's possession, reputed to be the only one of its kind, and prove the authenticity of all three.


After I made "Rosemary’s Baby," every sorcerer and witch in England and America tried to contact me. It just never stopped! No, what really interests me is science, technology and the advance of human knowledge. Esotericism is a wonderful source of inspiration for films, the theatre and literature but on a philosophical level it bores me stiff. I hope that comes out in the film, which for me was a chance to send up the supernatural and all those mages and sorcerers and imps.

Roman Polanski – Director, excerpt from the press folder



The Ninth Gate

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Executive Producer :

Roman Polanski

Line Producer :

Michel Cheyko

Co-producers :

Iñaki Nunez rozados, Alain Vannier

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Marie Blondel

Assistant Operators :

Cendrine Dedise, André Chemetoff, David Nissen

Press Attachés (film) :

Jean-Pierre Vincent, Clotilde Lécuillier

Sound Editor :

Laurent Quaglio

Continuity supervisor :

Sylvette Baudrot

Music Composer :

Wojciech Kilar

Stunt performer :

Dominique Fouassier

Artistic Director :

Gérard Viard

Assistant directors :

Michel Cheyko, David Campi-Lemaire, Javier Petit

Screenwriters :

Enrique Urbizu, John Brownjohn, Roman Polanski

Director of Photography :

Darius Khondji

Sound Assistant :

Vincent Cosson

Camera operators :

Jean Harnois, Patrick de Ranter, Jörg Widmer

Editor :

Hervé de Luze

Assistant editors :

Élise Fiévet, Béatrice Herminie, Christophe Pinel

Production Designer :

Dean Tavoularis

Foley artist :

Nicolas Becker

Costume designer :

Anthony Powell

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

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Feature film

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English, French

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France, Spain, United States

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Majority French (France, Spain, United States)

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Runtime :

2 h 12 min

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Dolby Digital