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9 Songs (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 11 March 2005 (UK)
In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and an English glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters.
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Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall--London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at night's end. Together, over a period of several months, they pursue a mutual sexual passion whose inevitable stages unfold in counterpoint to nine live-concert songs. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Fearless, Bold, Beautiful And Moving. It Also Rocks. See more »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,140 (Brazil) (24 June 2005)

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$49,835 (USA) (31 July 2005)
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The first sexually explicit film to be directly awarded a French mainstream certificate (and not the "X classification" created in 1975 for "pornographic or violence-inciting movies"). See more »

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(at around 9 mins) The clock on the wall goes forth and back in time between shots. See more »

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Matt: When I remember Lisa I don't think about her clothes, or her work, or where she was from, or even what she said. I think about her smell, her taste, her skin touching mine.
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The opening title and the closing credits appear to be pieces of cut film or paper placed together to form the words. See more »

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You Were the Last High
(Live)
Performed by The Dandy Warhols (Brent DeBoer, Peter Holmström, Zia McCabe,
Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as Courtney Taylor Taylor))
Words and Music by Evan Dando and Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as Courtney A. Taylor)
© 2003 Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music Ltd
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Gutsy disappointment from an interesting director and two brave actors
19 September 2004 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

Saw this 16-09-2004 at the TIFF... While I am an admitted fan of mainstream films that feature explicit sexuality, I was disappointed in this film -- as it stands now. I say "as it stands now" because, although I may be wrong, the film has the feel of an unfinished work. Clocking in at a mere hour and five minutes, however, it still manages to feel long somehow -- essentially, we are watching either one of four types of scene: The lead actor reminiscing about the now-ended affair (from his walking trip of... Antarctica!), the couple attending concerts (always, apparently, at the same venue), the couple cooking and eating, or the couple having sex. There is relatively little dialog. The film feels fragmentary, as the scenes tend to repeat without much of a contextual base; perhaps these scenes are intended to represent the lead characters' memories, implying that we only remember those things that were most important to us from a relationship. The actors are game in their roles, although Ms. Stilley -- who has the long-limbed, small-chested appearance of a runway model -- comes off a bit weaker next to Mr. O'Brien (indeed, this appears to be her first film). I give both actors a lot of credit for baring themselves so unabashedly to the material, but am a bit disappointed that, even though Ms. Stilley has supposedly been offered another role in Mr. Winterbottom's next film, she is said to be "distancing herself" from this picture, apparently especially after her mother in North Carolina was alerted to its graphic nature.


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