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The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

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A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Director:

Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Liz Jensen (based on the novel by), Max Minghella (screenplay)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aiden Longworth Aiden Longworth ... Louis Drax
Sarah Gadon ... Natalie
Michael Adamthwaite ... Doctor (C-Section)
Beckham Skodje ... Louis (Age 2)
Adam Abrams Adam Abrams ... Doctor (X-Ray)
Aaron Paul ... Peter Drax / Sea Monster
Molly Parker ... Dalton
Terry Chen ... Elliott
Randi Lynne ... ER Nurse
John Hainsworth John Hainsworth ... ER Patient
Julian Wadham ... Dr. Janek
Goldie Hoffman ... ER Nurse
Jamie Dornan ... Dr. Allan Pascal
Nels Lennarson ... Morgue Technician
Anjali Jay ... Macy
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Storyline

The story begins on Louis Drax's 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in the boy's near-fatal fall. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality. Written by Miramax

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Unlock the Mystery See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital (Dolby Surround 5.1)

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Color
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Trivia

At the beginning of " The Untouchables " (1987), the first warehouse which Elliot Ness raids belongs to Louis Drax and Co. See more »

Quotes

Louis Drax: Pascal made the mistake that all men make. He thought that because Mommy is so beautiful, then she must be good.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Freaky
Written and Performed by George Simms
Recorded at The Record Room, Kent, UK
Courtesy of JGM London Ltd.
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Supernatural Film with a Unique Storyline
4 February 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The boy Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth) is a survivor along his life, escaping from death for eight times. On his ninth birthday, he goes to a picnic with his beautiful mother Natalie (Sarah Gadon) and his father Peter (Aaron Paul) nearby a cliff. Out of the blue, Louis falls off the cliff and is declared dead by the doctors. However he awakes immediately before the autopsy and stays in coma under the care of Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan). Natalie discloses to the police detective Dalton (Molly Parker) that Peter, who is missing, pushed Louis off the cliff and he becomes the prime suspect of the case. Meanwhile Dr. Pascal, who is married, becomes close to Natalie. When weird things happen in the hospital with Louis, Dr. Pascal invites his psychiatrist Dr. Perez (Oliver Platt) to share his knowledge about the behavior of the boy and they disclose secrets about the Drax family.

"The 9th Life of Louis Drax" is a supernatural film directed by Alexandre Aja with a unique storyline. The plot is intriguing and mysterious but the conclusion could be better and better since the twist discloses Natalie's personality too soon with the visit of Peter 's mother to the hospital. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Nona Vida de Louis Drax" ("The 9th Life of Louis Drax")


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