The Ninth Gate


2h 13m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Dean Corso is highly skilled at his work, a position which requires dexterity, cultural expertise, nerves of steel... and few scruples. Known for locating rare books for wealthy collectors, Corso is hired by eminent book-lover and scholar of demonology, Boris Balkan. Corson's mission: to find the la

Film Details

Also Known As
La Neuvieme porte, La Novena Puerta, Neuvieme porte, La, Ninth Gate, Novena Puerta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
Sintra, Portugal; Paris, France; Toledo, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Synopsis

Dean Corso is highly skilled at his work, a position which requires dexterity, cultural expertise, nerves of steel... and few scruples. Known for locating rare books for wealthy collectors, Corso is hired by eminent book-lover and scholar of demonology, Boris Balkan. Corson's mission: to find the last two volumes of legendary manual of satanic invocation "The Ninth Gates of the Shadow Kingdom," compare them Balkan's first volume, supposedly the only one of its kind, and ascertain the authenticity of the series. Corso accepts the challenge. From New York to Toledo, Paris to Cintra, he immerses himself in a labyrinth full of pitfalls and temptations, disturbing encounters, violence and mysterious deaths. Protected by an angelic creature and guided by a force more powerful than himself, Corso solves one by one the mysteries of the dreaded Book and discovers the real purpose of his mission.

Crew

Jean-marc Abbou

Location Manager

Julie Adams

Dialogue Coach

Mark Allan

Coproducer

Nancy Allen

Music Editor

Gilles Allou

Construction

Marc Amyot

Stunt Double

Scott E Anderson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ginette Angosse

Production Coordinator

Sophie Audier

Assistant

Eric Aufevre

Assistant

Phillipe Ayachi

Driver

Frederic Bacchi

Assistant

Olivier Bardot

Production Assistant

Sylvette Baudrot

Script Supervisor

Dider Bautz

Plasterer

Thierry Beaumel

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nicolas Becker

Foley Artist

Christophe Belena

Visual Effects

Sandra Belin

Visual Effects

Jean-pierre Berroyer

Hair Stylist

Dan Bevan

Assistant

Eric Bialas

Camera Focus Puller

Sophie Blanc

Visual Effects Supervisor

Yves Blanchard

Carpenter

Jean-marie Blondel

Sound Engineer

Jean-pierre Bonnet

Assistant

Adela Borovickova

Music Coordinator

Patrick Boshart

Location Scout

Michel Bouis

Stunts

Katia Boutin

Adr Editor

Bernard Bregier

Grip

David Brones

Production Assistant

John Brownjohn

Screenplay

Ricardo Brunner

Steadicam Operator

Gerard Buffard

Grip

Lindsay Burnett

Visual Effects

Carlos Cabeceran

Steadicam Operator

Andre Cagnard

Stunts

Frederic Caillierez

Assistant

Marie-sylvie Caillierez

Casting Director

Joao Calvario

Art Director

David Campi-lemaire

Assistant Director

Remi Canaple

Stunts

Antonio Cardenal

Coproducer

Marguerite Cargill

Digital Effects Artist

Patrick Cauderlier

Stunts

Karine Caumeil

Assistant

Beatrice Cavet

Stand-In

Nathalie Cercuel

Costumer

Renee Chamblin

Digital Effects Artist

Arnaud Chelet

Digital Effects Artist

Andrt Chemetoff

Camera Assistant

Michel Cheyko

Executive Producer

Michel Cheyko

Assistant Director

Benoit Clemenceau

Props Buyer

P Todd Coe

Post-Production Supervisor

Diane Conn

Production Accountant

Jay Coquillon

Post-Production Coordinator

Christophe Courgeau

Digital Effects Artist

Yann Cuinet

Production Assistant

Claire Cuinier

Digital Effects Artist

Isabelle Dassonville

Assistant

Serge Dautheribes

Digital Effects Artist

John Dawson

Driver

Luis Miguel Daza

Grip

Herve De Luze

Editor

Lisa Deaner

Digital Effects Artist

Cendrine Dedise

Camera Assistant

Pascal Delaunay

Grip

Christi Dembrowski

Assistant

Michel Demonteix

Hair

Carine Demoustier

Painter

Sophie Denize

Visual Effects Supervisor

Richard Dieux

Stunts

Assia Dnednia

Assistant

Laetitia Dom

Production Secretary

Alain Dondin

Best Boy

Roland Dondin

Electrician

Joseph Drezca

Stand-In

Franck Duchene

Production

Jean-michel Ducourty

Assistant

Juraj Durovic

Music

Thomas Duval

Visual Effects Supervisor

Hugues Espinasse

Camera Assistant

Nancy Evans

Rotoscope Animator

Bruce Everett

Post-Production Supervisor

Cedric Fayolle

Digital Effects Artist

Howard Feuer

Casting

Elise Fievet

Assistant Editor

Valerie Flouquet

Visual Effects

Vanessa Flynn

Assistant

Doug Forrest

Digital Effects Artist

Fernando Fortuno

Production Assistant

Dominique Fouassier

Stunt Coordinator

Xavier Fourmont

Digital Effects Artist

Christophe Gachet

Assistant Director

Gilles Gaillard

Color

Jean-paul Gaillot

Construction Coordinator

Oreste Ganakis

Driver

Chris Gandois

Coach

Aline Garcia

Assistant

Eric Gemsa

Song

Wolfgang Gerhard

Music Arranger

Jerome Gilbert

Song

Jean Girard

Stunts

Wolfgang Glattes

Executive Producer

Emmanuel Gondeau

Digital Effects Artist

Fernando Gonzales

Art Director

Scott Gordon

Animator

Johan Graslin

Driver

Madalena Guerreiro

Painter

Laurence Guindollet

Costumer

Jean Harnois

Camera Operator

Simon Haslett

Digital Effects Artist

Alex Hegedus

Effects Assistant

Btatrice Herminie

Assistant Editor

Buck Holland

Assistant

Jan Holzner

Assistant

Dean Humphreys

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Patrick Jamot

Painter

Jean-pierre Janic

Stunts

Michel Jules

Stand-In

Adam Kempton

Associate Producer

Darius Khondji

Director Of Photography

Wojciech Kilar

Music

Wojciech Kilar

Music Producer

Alex Kolasinski

Digital Effects Artist

Stepan Konicek

Music Conductor

Laure Lacroix

Digital Effects Artist

Jean-claude Lagniez

Stunt Coordinator

Wilhelm Laligant

Production Accountant

Alexandre Lassere

Production Assistant

Pascal Laurent

Digital Effects Artist

Michel Lazovich

Driver

Jean-louis Le Bras

Adr

Lionel Le Bras

Adr

Anne Le Campion

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ghislain Le Guisquet

Driver

Paul Le Marinel

Makeup Artist

Yann Le Moigne

Props

Jean-claude Lebras

Gaffer

Jeremie Leroux

Digital Effects Artist

Olivier Lhoste

Assistant

Juan J Lopez Angosse

Production

Jose Lopez Rodero

Production Manager

Mark Alan Loso

Digital Effects Artist

Yvan Lucas

Color

Delphine Mabed

Assistant

Karine Marchandou

Production Coordinator

Gaston Marcotti

Visual Effects

Philippe Margottin

Props

Christian Martinello

Grip

Cristina Mascarenhas

Location Manager

Francois Mathieu

Production Assistant

Phillipe Mayer

Driver

Malika Mazauric

Visual Effects

Jose Mazeda

Production Manager

Julien Meesters

Digital Effects Artist

Jose Miguel Mendiola

Accountant

Pascal Mercuri

Stunts

Emiliano Merino

Gaffer

Flore Michiels

Assistant

Jean Loup Michou

Stunts

Bettina Miquaix

Hair Stylist

Jacques Moissinac

Swing Gang

Frederic Moreau

Visual Effects Supervisor

Sarah Moreau

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Mountain

Photography

Marc Mulero

Electrician

Otto Nemenz

Camera Equipment

David Nissen

Camera Assistant

Shannon Noble

Digital Effects Artist

Eric Nove

Grip

Marc Nove

Electrician

Inaki Nunez

Coproducer

Marco Paccosi

Rotoscope Animator

Frederic Pardon

Assistant

Alison Parson

Stunts

Bruno Patin

Color Timer

Franklin Pedrosa

Production Assistant

Nicolas De Peretti

Stunt Double

Arturo Perez-reverte

Source Material (From Novel)

Suzana Peric

Music Editor

Claude Perinet

Painter

Francis Perreard

Consultant

Javier Petit

Assistant Director

Gilbert Pieri

Special Effects

Gilbert Pieri

Property Master

Gilles Pieri

Assistant

Vladimir Pilar

Music

Christophe Pinel

Assistant Editor

Jean Poinot

Assistant

Waldemar Pokromski

Prosthetics

Roman Polanski

Producer

Roman Polanski

Screenplay

Francis Polve

Digital Effects Artist

Pablo Ponce

Color

Veronique Portebois

Costumer

Olivier Poujaud

Rotoscope Animator

Anthony Powell

Costume Designer

Film Details

Also Known As
La Neuvieme porte, La Novena Puerta, Neuvieme porte, La, Ninth Gate, Novena Puerta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
Sintra, Portugal; Paris, France; Toledo, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 10, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 24, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Completed shooting October 6, 1998.

Began shooting June 11, 1998.

Artisan Entertainment was formerly known as LIVE Entertainment.

Released in United States Spring March 10, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 24, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2000

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)