The 9th Life of Louis Drax

Synopsis: The story begins on Louis Drax's 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in the boy's near-fatal fall. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director(s): Alexandre Aja
Production: Lionsgate's Summit Premiere and Miramax
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

There's a phone call for you,

I think it's urgent.

Excuse me.

The patient's name is Louis Drax,

nine years old.

He was cold when EMS brought him in.

They were prepping him for postmortem

when he regained consciousness.

What was the cause of his injury?

He fell off one of the cliffs

at Land's End into freezing water.

We ran a CT post-surgery,

probably broke every bone in his body.

He was dead for two hours.

I've never seen anything like it.

I made a mistake.

Drowning and hypothermia

can resemble death in pediatric cases.

It's rare, but it happens.

Don't be hard on yourself.

What's his condition?

We had to remove his spleen.

One of the splintered ribs

is threatening his left lung,

and the skull fractures...

It's bad.

But he's alive.

He's in a coma.

But he's alive.

Mrs. Drax?


I'm Dr. Pascal,

I'm a specialist in pediatric coma.

I'll be looking after Louis

once he's finished

his treatment with Dr. Janek.

You know, I, uh, I must congratulate you.


Know, we're not supposed to use the word,

"miracle" in the medical profession,

but this might call for an exception.

Well, you don't know my son.

That's very true.

However, I look forward to changing that.

Would I be able to see him now?


Ever since he was born,

I've always been able to communicate,

know what the other one

was thinking, like twins.

My god, it sounds stupid

and superstitious, but...

if you knew Louis, if you knew everything

he's been through...

He's not like other children,

I think my son's an angel.

It's not easy being the mother

of a troubled boy.

Always full of worry.

Gotta protect him, gotta protect him.

It's my fault, you see?

Sons aren't supposed

to make their mothers cry.

- That's why I have to see Fat Perez.

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Max Minghella

Max Giorgio Choa Minghella (born 16 September 1985) is an English actor and screenwriter. He has appeared in several American films, making his debut in Bee Season (2005) before starring in Art School Confidential (2006), The Social Network (2010) and The Internship (2013). Minghella currently stars as Nick Blaine in the Hulu drama series The Handmaid's Tale. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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