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Nine Lives (2005)

Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

Director:

(as Rodrigo Garcia)

Writer:

(as Rodrigo Garcia)

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9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Aomawa Baker ...
Female Guard
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Deputy Sheriff Ron
Mary Pat Dowhy ...
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Second Male Guard
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Sandra's Daughter
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Diana (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Sonia
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Storyline

Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

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Every life has a story. And every story has a life of its own.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief sexual content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

2 September 2005 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

9 vite da donna  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,387 (USA) (16 October 2005)

Gross:

$478,645 (USA) (28 May 2006)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While the film was largely overlooked by moviegoers, critical reaction was generally favorable and both Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper included it on the year end top 10 lists. See more »

Quotes

Maria: Who waters the lawn here?
Maggie: There are sprinklers on timers.
Maria: So nobody sees it, because they're all on timers and everybody's dead.
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Connections

Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) See more »

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Marjorie
Written by Richard Friedman
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Amazingly accurate and moving film
15 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I too saw this film at the Sundance Film Festival and was very, very happy with it. It's simply vignettes of nine women's lives (with intercepting characters and mutual acquaintances), the people in their lives and more importantly the relationships in their lives. They're sad and sometimes not so sad, examples of the walls we build around ourselves in our relationships and how we feel bound to people or stuck in situations that we can't escape. It's very well made, with each women's vignette composed of one long 10-12 minute scene (no cuts). The dialogue is completely natural as are the actor's portrayal's of their characters, and the characters seem so real-life, so believably everyday. I couldn't say which story I enjoyed the most, but Robin Wright Penn and Jason Isaac's scene and relationship was especially poignant for me and I thought, amazingly acted. Overall this movie is great and I would recommend it to anyone who is a student of human nature or just in need of a moving film.


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