The Ninth Gate

The Ninth Gate

  • R
  • 1999
  • 133 min
  • Spain, France
  • mystery, thriller

A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

Director: Roman Polanski

Screenwriters: John Brownjohn, Roman Polanski, Enrique Urbizu

Stars: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin

Even though the film is stylish and atmospheric, critics say The Ninth Gate meanders aimlessly and is often ludicrous. And despite the advertising, there's hardly any chills.


  • Roman Polanski
    Roman Polanski

    Roman Polanski (born 18 August 1933) is a Polish-French film director, producer, writer and actor. Born in Paris to Polish parents, Polanski relocated with his family to Poland in 1937. After surviving the Holocaust, he continued his education in Poland and became a critically acclaimed director of both art house and commercial films. Polanski's first feature-length film, Knife in...

Main Cast


Producer: Roman Polanski, Mark Allan, Antonio Cardenal, Adam Kempton, Alain Vannier

Editor: Hervé de Luze

Casting: Howard Feuer

Director Of Photography: Darius Khondji

Original Music Composer: Wojciech Kilar

Costume Design: Anthony Powell

Executive Producer: Michel Cheyko, Wolfgang Glattes

Production Design: Dean Tavoularis


Source: based on the novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Tagline: Every book has a life of its own.

Genres: mystery, thriller

Certificate: R

Categories: obsession, passion for collection, southern france, antiquary, book, picture puzzle, castle, satanism, collector, lucifer, devil, demon, millionaire, occult, rare book, gnosticism, book detective


Year: 1999

Runtime: 133 min

Country: Spain, France, USA

Language: English, French, Latin, Portoguese, Spanish

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Also Known As

  • La nona porta (IT)
  • Die neun Pforten (AT)
  • La novena puerta (ES)
  • A Nona Porta (PO)
  • La Ășltima puerta (AR)