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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Stacy Keach
Scott Wilson
Directors
William Peter Blatty
Screenwriters
William Peter Blatty
Running Time
115 minutes

The Ninth Configuration
Taking up residence in a bizarro asylum, a psychiatrist tackles disturbed astronauts and theological debate


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Plot
Psychiatrist Kane sent to a mysterious lunatic asylum in an old castle where he is to analyse whether American soldiers sent home from Vietnam are genuine lunatics or fakes. There he finds Captain Cutshaw, an astronaut who aborted his moonshot at the last minute and who denies the existence of God on the grounds that evil exists


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Heavy but fascinating creepy drama, that lacks pace in the first half but has some genuinely thrilling moments


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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