The 9th Life of Louis Drax

The 9th Life of Louis Drax
  • 2016
  • UK / Canada / US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alexandre Aja
  • Cast: Jamie Dornan, Aiden Longworth, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul
  • UK release: 2 September 2016

After nine-year-old accident-prone oddball Louis (Longworth) falls off a cliff and ends up in a coma, neurologist Dr Pascal (Dornan) tries to find out what's wrong with him. Intelligent, sensitive but tonally uncertain adaptation of Liz Jensen's novel with some creepy flourishes and humdrum procedural scenes; Paul gives a heartrending performance as Louis's disappeared dad.

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The 9th Life of Louis Drax

30 Aug 20163 stars

Alexandre Aja's dark drama swings between creepy fantasy and run-of-the mill procedural

On his ninth birthday, the extraordinarily accident prone little oddball Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth), who has already survived eight brushes with death, tumbles off a cliff into the ocean. As he lies comatose, neurologist Dr. Pascal (Jamie Dornan…

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