The Ninth Gate (1999) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Jack Taylor, Emanuel Booz, Joe Sheridan, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jacques Collard, Dominique Pozzetto, James Russo, Lino Ribeiro de Sousa, Allen Garfield, Asil Raïs, Bernard Richier, Marinette Richier, Diane Hawkins, Jane Bradbury, Barbara Jefford, Samuel de Luze, José López Rodero, Christopher Goodman, Tony Amoni, Lee Michelsen, Willy Holt, Jacquelyn Toman, Jacques Dacqmine, José López Rodero, Rebecca Pauly, Asil Raïs, Catherine Benguigui
Director(s): Roman Polanski
Trailer: The Ninth Gate (1999)
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.
Release Date: August 25, 1999
Johnny Depp unlocks the gates to hell in Roman Polanski's newest thriller. Depp stars as Dean Corso, an unscrupulous rare-book dealer who is hired to locate the last remaining copies of "The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom," a demonic manuscript that can summon the Devil. Corso becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving murder, theft and satanic ritual, and ultimately finds himself confronting the devil incarnate.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Frank Langella, James Russo, Jack Taylor, Emmanuelle Seigner
Studio: Artisan Entertainment
Director: Roman Polanski
Screenwriter: Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, Enrique Urbizu
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
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Synopsis:In New York, the money-driven dealer Dean Corso is a rare-books expert and partner of Bernie, who owns a bookstore. He is contacted by the renowned collector of books about the devil Boris Balkan, who has just acquired the rare The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows from the collector Andrew Telfer, to verify whether his book is authentic or a forgery. Balkan explains that the book was written by the writer Aristide Torchia, in 1666, with Lucifer and he was burned at the stake with his entire work. There are only three exemplars of The Nine Gates and in accordance with the legend, its nine engravings form a riddle to conjure the devil. The skeptical Corso accepts the assignment and has to fly to Sintra, Portugal, and Paris, France, to contact the owners Victor Fargas and Baroness Kessler and find the genuine exemplar for Balkan. Meanwhile, he asks Bernie to hide the rare book. Before traveling to Europe, the widow Liana Telfer wants to retrieve the book and has sex with Corso, but he does not accept her offer. When Corso returns to Bernie's bookstore, he finds his friend murdered in the same position of an engraving. Corso travels to Toledo, Spain, to meet the Ceniza twin brothers and learn more about The Nine Gates. During his journey in Europe, Corso is pursued by Liana and her bodyguard, who belong to the sect The Order of the Silver Serpents, and is protected by a mysterious Girl with supernatural powers. Meanwhile, the owners of the two other exemplars of The Nine Gates are murdered. Corso becomes obsessed with the book and discloses the truth about it.