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The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz

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Synopsis

The last day of creation. A stranger arrives in London. No one knows who he is or where he has come from. By the time he leaves, the entire universe will have been erased.





The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz is a black comedy about the Apocalypse.





A manhole opens just outside the M25, London's orbital motorway. A man crawls out. He wears clothes from another century, his face is pale and strange. His name is Tomas Katz.





By the motorway, he hails a taxi. After a brief discussion with the taxi driver, something strange happens . . . Tomas Katz is now dressed as the Taxi Driver and is driving the cab. The Taxi Driver is dressed as Tomas Katz, and is standing on the hard shoulder.





Tomas Katz, dressed as the taxi driver, heads into the centre of London.





Outside the Ministry of Fisheries, the Tomas Katz-Taxi Driver picks up the Minister and takes him to a press conference. By the time they arrive at their destination, the Minister has transformed into the Taxi Driver, and Tomas Katz has become the Minister.





As the Minister, he enters the press conference and declares war on the Middle East.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Ben Hopkins
Producer
Hans Geissendörfer
Editor
Alan Levy
Screenwriter
Ben Hopkins
Director of Photography
Julian Court
Sound
Andy Shelley
Music
Dominick Scherrer
Principal Cast
Thomas Fisher, Ian McNeice, Tim Barlow, Janet Henfrey

Genre

Production Company

Strawberry Vale
Contact: Caroline Hewitt
36-40 Glasshouse St
London W1
Tel: 020 7494 1399
Fax: 020 7494 1662

Sales
Company

United Artists Films
Contact: Irene Ilias
10 Stephen Mews
London W1P 1PP
Tel: 020 7333 8877
Fax: 020 7333 8878
iilias@mgm.com