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Nine Days (2021)

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Critic Consensus: A knockout feature directorial debut from Edson Oda, Nine Days is an ethereal and evocative film about the meaning of life - elevated by a phenomenal performance from Winston Duke.

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At a waystation in a remote desert, Will (Winston Duke), an arbiter, interviews prospective souls for rebirth. The sudden death of Will's most treasured soul, Amanda, upends his fragile, unusual existence, as numerous candidates vie to occupy the space Amanda left behind. As Will grapples with his grief and struggles to choose between two finalists--Kane the cynic (Bill Skarsgård) and Emma the empath (Zazie Beetz)--he must ultimately confront his own arrested existence if he is to achieve catharsis. Written and directed by Edson Oda.

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Cast

Brandy Pitcher
as Amanda's Mom
Eric Ramaekers
as Amanda's Dad
Eliza de Azevedo Brown
as Amanda (8 Years Old)(as Eliza De Acevedo Brown), Amanda (8 Years Old)
Jeffrey Hanson
as Conductor
Sterlin English
as Rick (14 Years Old)
Cherie Julander
as Aunt/Cecily's Mom
Amy Brown
as Candidate 1
David H. Stevens
as Candidate 2
Tony Hale
as Alexander
Anthony Leger
as Candidate 3
Victor Medina
as Officer 3
Bryce Fernelius
as Officer 1
James Snuka
as Fugitive
Tony Rivas
as Preist Officiant
Kadrolsha Ona Carole
as Restaurant Patron dark medium hair to wall
Dave Bresnahan
as Tennis Referee
Sammie Edgington
as Young Amanda
John Forker
as Restaurant Patron/Conga Line Dancer
Rachelle Hardy
as Amanda's Aunt
Mateo d'Amato
as Additional Voices(voice)
Logan Smith
as Child(voice)
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In addition to a stunning performance from Zazie Beetz, Nine Days also features Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, and Bill Skarsgård.

January 6, 2022 | Full Review…

Nine Days is, in its subdued way, a profound and powerful commentary on life.

December 19, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Although arguably a smidge too ponderous and self-serious for its own good, Nine Days still represents a reasonably promising debut for its writer-director Edson Oda.

December 15, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The rewards are great for viewers who can go with the movie's bold concept.

August 13, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Oda, making an auspicious feature debut, has devised a deliberately stagy - yet surprisingly effective - device to make his point: Life should not be taken for granted.

August 7, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Pretentious and obnoxious.

August 6, 2021 | Full Review…

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