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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


    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.



    The Ninth Gate

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    Actors (19)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    RP Productions, Artisan Entertainment

    Foreign production company :

    Origen Producciones Cinematograficas

    Co-productions :

    Orly Films, TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    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

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    Full credits (22)

    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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    Production language :

    English, French

    Coproducer countries :

    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