Is it fantasy or is it reality? Might sound like a line from Queen’s iconic Bohemian Rhapsody tune but when you have a patient like Jamie Dornan has in The 9th Life Of Louis Drax. Before gets kinky again with Dakota Johnson In Fifty Shades Darker he dives into the dark fantasy world of Alexandre Aja‘s The 9th Life Of Louis Drax and thanks to Soda Pictures we have the UK Trailer, check it out…
In The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, when a nine-year-old Louis Drax inexplicably reawakens from the dead after his latest life-threatening accident, he becomes the patient of celebrated neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan), who specialises in child psychology. Determined to uncover the truth of Louis’ bizarre existence, Pascal is drawn into both the child’s life and that of his fragile mother Natalie (Sarah Gadon), whose affections begin to cloud his judgements.
While Louis recuperates in a comatose state, Pascal sets about putting the mysterious pieces of the Drax family together, the truths of which begin to test the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
Aja has made a name for himself as a horror director (and scriptwriter) and The 9th Life Of Louis Drax may not be exactly a horror, it does take elements mixed into fantasy along with thriller. The dream like scenes with haunting score could easily fit into Under The Skin but what is that creature? Visually compelling looks like a complexed premise which has many possibilities, is it something Louie’s father (Aaron Paul) has done to cause the accident? The mother or Louie himself? Or something more darker and unsettling especially as the film title 9th life of…?
The 9th Life Of Louis Drax is set for an 2nd September UK&Irish release date also starring Oliver Platt and Aiden Longworth.