Ninth Gate, The

Date: 1999
Director: Roman Polanski
Production Company: Artisan Entertainment, R.P. Productions, Orly Films

Stars: Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Frank Langella, Emmanuelle Seigner, Barbara Jefford, Jack Taylor
Location(s): Lisbon (Portugal), Île-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Paris (France), Toledo (Spain), New York (USA)

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Storyline:

Whilst seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, a rare book dealer gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

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A second unit establishing shot panning across the New York skyline. Manuel Gurtner adds that the view shows, from the right to left, the skyscrapers of 600 3rd Avenue, Grand Central Plaza, 599 Lexington Avenue, the famous Chrysler Building from 1930 and 101 Park Avenue.

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Panning further through New York, USA. In the lower centre of the picture the red roofs of the Jolly Hotel Madison Towers at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 38th Street stand out, while just behind the former Fraternities Clubs Building dating from 1924, the American Machine & Foundry Building, built in 1952, can be seen. Building identifications by Manuel Gurtner.

Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) heads towards Bernie's Rare Book Shop. Although IMDB suggests that the New York street sequences were shot in Paris, Pascheco from Düsseldorf spotted that this is Bleecker Street looking towards the corner of Carmine Street in New York City, New York.

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And here's the proof from Pascheco. Image copyright Google.

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Corso outside the book shop. Unknown location that may be a studio set.

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Looking up at the Balkan Press building. Unidentified location.

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Tilting down from the previous image.

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Corso is hassled outside the Balkan Press building.

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Corso leaves the home of Liana and the late Andrew Telfer. Unknown location.

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Liana's Bodyguard (Tony Amoni) watches as Corso's cab departs.

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Corso returns to his apartment. Unidentified location.

After being paid by Boris Balkan to research 'The Nine Gates', Corso arrives in Toledo, Spain.

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Carles Prats identifies this as shot from Calle Buzones heading to Plaza de los Buzones and supports with this Google shot. See also 013 (RL)

Corso arrives at the shop of Pablo and Pedro Ceniza.

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Carles Prats identifies the location as Plaza Santo Domingo Real, the store entrance in reality, being parking. See also 068. (RL)

After leaving the Ceniza brothers shop, Corso walks under scaffolding that starts to fall.

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Carles Prats identifies this as shot from Calle Buzones heading to Plaza de los Buzones and supports with this Google shot. See also 011 (RL)

Corso runs for his life.

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Carles Prats identifies this as shot from Calle Buzones heading to Calle Aljibes and supports with the help of Google Earth. See also 067 (RL)

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Dean Corso leaves the fictitious night train when it arrives in Sintra, Portugal. Manuel Gurtner advises that this is the main platform at Toledo, a terminus station similar to the one at Sintra but with a monumental station building.

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The same station is seen from a different angle as Corso leaves the platform. Manuel Gurtner identifies the vehicle to the extreme left as being a RENFE type T2 sleeping car.

Corso takes a cab to Victor Fargas' house. Estrada da Pena, Sintra near Lisbon, Portugal.

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Pascheco provides this shot. Image copyright Google.

Victor Fargas' house. Pascheco confirms that this is Chalet Biester on Estrada da Pena, Sintra near Lisbon adding that this was once home to Ernesto Biester, a wealthy 19th-century merchant and playwright but today the building is private property.

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Another comparison from Pascheco. Image copyright Google.

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A better view of the ground floor of the house. Chalet Biester, Rampa da Pena, Sintra.

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Corso arrives at the front door of Victor Fargas' house. Chalet Biester, Sintra, Portugal.

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The Girl that first appeared earlier in the film waits for Corso outside Hotel Central in Praça República, Sintra near Lisbon.

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The Girl (Emmanuelle Seigner) in Praça República, Sintra, Portugal.

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The Girl takes Corso back to Fargas' house. Praça República, Sintra.

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Corso arrives at Hôtel Cayre, 4 Boulevard Raspail, Paris 75007, France.

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Corso enters the hotel. Boulevard Raspail, Paris.

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Corso sets off to find the Kessler Foundation. Simon Garrity advises that this is facing north-west on Quai de Montebello near Notre Dame in Paris.

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Corso leaves the Kessler Foundation. Hôtel de Lauzun, Quai d'Anjou on Île Saint-Louis, Paris.

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Liana's bodyguard waits for Corso outside the Kessler Foundation. Quai d'Anjou, Paris.

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Corso is aware that he is being watched. Quai d'Anjou.

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The bodyguard keeps pace with Corso. Quai d'Anjou on Île Saint-Louis.

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Corso enters a cafe to escape his pursuer. The cafe is a set built on Quai d'Anjou at the junction with Rue Poulletier.

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The bodyguard waits opposite the cafe. Quai d'Anjou, Paris.

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Night falls and the bodyguard has disappeared. Quai d'Anjou looking towards Pont Marie.

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As Corso leaves the cafe, a Rolls Royce speeds towards him. Quai d'Anjou, Paris.

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Corso escapes down steps onto a pathway alongside the River Seine. Below Quai d'Anjou on Île Saint-Louis, Paris.

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Corso runs under Pont Marie. Île Saint-Louis, Paris.

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When Corso is attacked the Girl appears, apparently floating towards him. Alongside the Seine below Quai de Bourbon, Paris.

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Corso returns to the Kessler Foundation. Quai d'Anjou again.

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Baroness Kessler's secretary (Maria Ducceshi) leaves the building. Hôtel de Lauzun, Quai d'Anjou, Paris.

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Corso heads for the door to see Baroness Kessler. Quai d'Anjou on Île Saint-Louis.

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After being knocked out whilst Baroness Kessler is murdered, Corso recovers himself outside. Quai de Bourbon, Paris.

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A dog watches Corso as emergency services arrive at the Kessler Foundation. Quai de Bourbon looking towards Pont Louis Phillipe.

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Dean Corso rests on Quai de Bourbon, Paris.

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Corso returns to the Kessler Foundation as the building is engulfed in flames. Quai d'Anjou, Paris once more.

Corso and the Girl arrive at the hotel where Liana Telfer is staying. Hotel Plaza Athénée on Avenue Montaigne, Paris 75008 located by Pascheco from Düsseldorf.

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Pascheco provides the proof. Image copyright Google.

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Corso gets out of the cab. In front of the hotel Plaza Athénée on Avenue Montaigne identified by Pascheco.

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Corso and the Girl attempt to hail a cab. Avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement.

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Liana Telfer (Lena Olin) and her bodyguard leave their hotel. Pascheco found Avenue Montaigne, in front of the hotel Plaza Athénée.

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A desperate Corso tries to stop a cab to follow Liana Telfer. Avenue Montaigne once again.

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The Girl steals a Chrysler Dodge Viper and pulls up alongside Corso. More of Avenue Montaigne recognised by Pascheco.

The pair drive away in pursuit of Liana Telfer. Avenue Montaignein Paris identified by Pascheco from Düsseldorf.

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More proof from Pascheco. Image copyright Google.

The Girl drives Corso along Avenue de la Grande Armée, 75116 Paris.

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Pascheco also provides this angle. Image copyright Google.

Driving through Paris streets. Pascheco tells us that this is Place Charles de Gaulle, looking towards the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

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Another comparison from Pascheco. Image copyright Google.

Corso and the Girl arrive in St Martin after losing Liana Telfer.

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The village called St. Martin in the movie is called Nesles-la-Vallée in reality. The population of the village was 1829 at time of filming (1999). It is about 35 km northwest from Paris. They are walking in Rue Saint-Jean, heading down close to the junction of Boulevard Pasteur with Rue Pierre Pilon. Looking northeast. GM has watched the movie (many times) on Croatian national television HRT 1, the last time being 03.12.2012, when, after couple of hours researching, it was finally identified by Greg Mishevski. SJ with Google proof

Corso and the Girl walk through the desterted streets of St Martin.

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To the left is the church of Saint-Symphorien. This is the junction of Rue Saint-Jean and Boulevard Pasteur... with Rue Pierre Pilon. Looking north/northwest. Greg/Google

The couple head for a bakery.

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Corso and the Girl are in Rue Pierre Pilon close to the junction of Boulevard Pasteur and Rue Saint-Jean. Looking northwest towards the church of Sainte-Symphorien. In reality, "the bakery" is Café Bar Tabac Loterie "Le Neslois", owned by Franck Ribeiro. The address is 19 Rue Pierre Pilon, 95690, Nesles-la-Vallée. Greg/Google (SJ)

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After asking directions, the pair drive past Château St Martin. Le Château de Ferrières, Rue Rucherie, Ferrières en Brie 77164.

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Corso and the Girl approach the chateau. Le Château de Ferrières south of Bussy-Saint-Georges, France.

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Guests of Liana Telfer arrive at Château St Martin. Le Château de Ferrières, Seine-et-Marne.

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Guests flee after Boris Balkan murders Liana Telfer. Le Château de Ferrières.

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Corso takes Liana Telfer's Rolls Royce to follow Balkan. Le Château de Ferrières, Ferrières, Seine-et-Marne.

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Corso follows Balkan to Château de Puivert, Puivert, France.

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Corso arrives at Château de Puivert and finds Balksn's car outside.

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After the death of Balkan, Corso leaves Château de Puivert and finds the Girl outside.

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Corso and the Girl pull into Station Service Les Corbieres, Aire des Corbières Nord, A61, Capendu 11700, Languedoc-Roussillon.

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When Corso returns to the car the Girl has disappeared. Station Service Les Corbieres, Capendu, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Corso returns to the Ceniza brothers shop in Toledo.

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Carles Prats identifies this as shot from Calle Buzones heading to Calle Aljibes and supports with the help of Google Earth. See also 014 (RL)

The Ceniza brothers shop has closed and is being cleared.

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Carles Prats identifies the location as Plaza Santo Domingo Real, the store entrance in reality, being parking. See also 012. (RL)

Carles Prats has added this screen shot showing Corso before entering the dismantled Ceniza Bros shop.

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Carles sends this Google shot, also taken from Plaza Santo Domingo, from inside the parking used by the bookshop and heading towards the junction between Plaza Santo Domingo Real and Santa Clara. (RL)

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