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9 Songs (2004)

Director:
Michael Winterbottom
COUNTRY
United Kingdom

GENRE
Drama/Romance

NORWEGIAN TITLE
9 Songs

RUNNING TIME
70 minutes

RELEASED BY
Optimum Releasing
Producer:
Andrew Eaton
Michael Winterbottom

Screenwriter:
Michael Winterbottom


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

Matt

Kieran O'Brien

Lisa

Margo Stilley

 

Review

9 Songs captures the zeitgeist of turn-of-the-millenium young lovers: British pop/rock, careful fiddling with medium-level drugs, and passionate, self-soaking sex with loose strings attached. The film is groundbreakingly sexually explicit for a mainstream film, and the director Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People) manages to some degree to narrate his otherwise simple love story through nothing but sex scenes and concert clips. It's something of an achievement, really, especially taking into account that the film maintains its artistical relevance and never feels exploitative or campy. There is solid, brave acting from the two leads.

Copyright 29.03.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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