FILM
THE NINTH
THE NINTH
image movie

Genre: adventures, thriller
Production: Non-Stop Production, with the support of Cinema Fund
Director: Nikolay Khomeriki
Producers: Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov
Executive producer: Natalia Gorina
Line producer: Platon Emikh
Creative producers: Anton Toktonov, Ivan Philippov
Director of Photography: Maxim Osadchiy R.G.C.
Production designer: Sergey Ivanov
Make-up and hair stylist: Marina Krasnovidova
Costume designer: Tatyana Patrakhaltseva
Original music: Igor Vdovin
Screenplay: Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, Alexander Rodionov, Michael Kupisk, with the participation of Sergey Bodrov, Sergey Snezhkin, Marina Denisevitch, Oleg Mastich, Ilya Tilkin, Nadezhda Vorobyova, Kirill Zhurenkov
Comics by: Artem Bizyaev
Screenplay for comics: Alexey Karaulov
Cast: Daisy Head, Evgueni Tsyganov, Dmitry Lysenkov, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Jonathan Solvay, Evgueni Tkatchuk, Igor Chernevitch, Ivan Reshetnyak
Running time: 99’
Date of the Russian release: November, 7 2019
Russian distributor: Central Partnership


St. Petersburg, late XIX century. Nobility and middle class citizens are enamored by a new fashion – spiritualism and the study of the occult. British clairvoyant Olivia Reed is in the capital of the Russian Empire with a tour of spiritual séances. Her shows are sold out. At the same time the city is shocked by a string of violent murders. Their dismembered bodies are found all over the city and the manner in which they have been killed suggests that some dark ritual is involved. Young police officer Rostov and his deputy Ganin head the official investigation, but with each new victim they feel more powerless – they have no clue how to find the mysterious murderer. When the investigation brings them to Olivia, they decide to ask for her help: maybe she will be able to use her “power” to help them solve the case? The Ninth is a curious mix of genres: it is both a psychological thriller and an ironic graphic novel.