The Ninth Gate quotes

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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 ...

Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novel), John Brownjohn (screenplay), Enrique Urbizu (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay)
Production: Araba Films, Bac Films, Kino Vision, Via Digital, R.P. Productions, Live Entertainment, Orly Films, Le Studio Canal +
Year: 1999
MetaScore: 44/100
ImdbRating: 6.7
BoxOffice: $18,661,336
Released: 10 Mar 2000
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations.

19 Clips & Quotes


Dean Corso - Johnny Depp
Boris Balkan - Frank Langella
Liana Telfer - Lena Olin
Baroness Kessler - Barbara Jefford
Victor Fargas - Jack Taylor
Pablo & Pedro Ceniza - José López Rodero
Liana's Bodyguard - Tony Amoni
Bernie - James Russo
Andrew Telfer - Willy Holt
Old Man's Son - Joe Sheridan
Daughter-In-Law - Rebecca Pauly
Secretary - Maria Ducceschi
Desk Clerk - Dominique Pozzetto
Baker - Emanuel Booz
Hotel Porter - Lino Ribeiro de Sousa
Cabby - Asil Raïs
Cafe Owner - Bernard Richier
Cafe Owner - Marinette Richier
American Businessman - Christopher Goodman
Homeless - Lee Michelsen