The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz

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The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz
The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz.jpg
German poster
Directed byBen Hopkins
Produced byCaroline Hewitt
Written byBen Hopkins
Tom Fisher
StarringTom Fisher
Ian McNeice
Music byDominik Scherrer
CinematographyJulian Court
Distributed byE.D. Distribution
Release date
20 July 2001 UK
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz is a 2000 Anglo-German black and white surreal comedy. It has been described as an "avant-garde comedy about the Apocalypse",[1] co-written and directed by Ben Hopkins.


On the last day of creation, a stranger arrives in London. No one knows who he is or where he has come from but by the time he leaves, the entire universe will have been erased.[2]


Critical response[edit]

Peter Bradshaw wrote in The Guardian, "a distinctively English, rather than simply British, movie in its loopy, diverting surrealism...Nothing so obvious as a plot is allowed to cramp this movie's style as it swoops weirdly across the dream landscape of London like a demented, dishevelled bird."[3] George Perry wrote on BBC Films, "this has to be one of the strangest films of the year, a weird apocalyptic vision shot in the most mundane of London surroundings, with all too obvious budgetary constraints pushed asunder by the sheer energy of the director's imagination."[4]


The film was the winner of the Evening Standard Best Newcomer Award 2000, for director Ben Hopkins.[1]


  1. ^ a b "The Nine Lives Of Tomas Katz". 17 July 2001. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ "The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz | BFI | BFI". Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ Peter Bradshaw (20 July 2001). "The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz | Film". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  4. ^ George Perry Updated 17 July 2001 (17 July 2001). "Films – review – The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz". BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2014.

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