• The Ninth Gate (2000)

The Ninth Gate

Release Date: March 10th, 2000

DVD Release Date: July 18th, 2000

R |2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary

Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) specializes in tracking down rare and exotic volumes for collectors. Boris Balkan (Frank Langella) has recently acquired a seventeenth-century satanic text called The Nine Gates- a legendary book written by Satan himself. With The Nine Gates in his possession, Corso soon finds himself at the center of strange and violent goings-on. Not only is his apartment ransacked, it appears that he is being shadowed ferociously by others determined to regain the book.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Barbara Jefford, Jack Taylor, José López Rodero, James Russo

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: R.P. Productions, Araba Films, Le Studio Canal +, Orly Films, Live Entertainment, Bac Films, Kino Vision, Via Digital

Distributors: Artisan Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, New York City, 2000s, Murder, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Elegant, scary fun. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Polanski's directing is marvelously assured and Depp is always fun to watch. show more

  • 34
    Mr. Showbiz

    The once-talented Mr. Polanski is hard to spot. show more

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