“The Ninth Gate” is the name of the movie that gives you just one pleasure; it is a good time pass. You can watch this movie for one time or two or even three times, but in the end you will find yourself questioning–was that a good movie?–and next half hour will be spent finding the answer to that question. Dean Corso and Emmanuelle Seigner are included in the cast and the story of movie revolves around these two actors. Dean Corso has played role of a rare book collector who is hired by Boris Balkan.
Balkan sends him on a secret mission of finding a manuscript. The hunt of manuscript leads him to Europe where he meets with a very beautiful lady. The lady loves him a lot (but this is what he thinks) and he is too mad about her. But her final aims make him mad when he finds that she is too a secret agent who is also behind the manuscript.
Emmanuelle Seigner did her role amazingly and she looked perfect in that betrayal role. It was her success that she was able to hide her identity till the very last scene of the film. Other actors Lena Olin (one of the book hunters) and Frank Langella (Boris Balkan) were also good in their jobs and they did their roles honestly.
The movie is all about thrill, drama and fantasy. Though, director Roman Polanski did his best but the film was not what it should be. It is an adequate movie but not excellent.