The Ninth Gate Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Ninth Gate the Movie

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Less-than-scrupulous rare-book dealer Dean Corso (Depp) is hired by wealthy publishing mogul Balkan (Langella) to find and authenticate three copies of a 17th-century book that supposedly holds the secrets to conjuring up the devil. Naturally, he encounters many spooky and deadly people along the way. Depp is perfectly cast as the sleazy bookworm and every scene is appropriately atmospheric, but Polanski's glacial pace and lack of any dramatic tension keeps this flick from getting its due.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 127 minutes.
Originally from French, Spanish.

Cast and Crew

Satanism, Books & Bookstores, Femme Fatale, New York, New York, Devils
Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, Enrique Urbizu
Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Barbara Jefford, Jack Taylor, James Russo, Jose Lopez Rodero
Darius Khondji
Roman Polanski
Wojciech Kilar
Artisan Entertainment

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