Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Kieran O’Brien (Matt), Margo Stilley (Lisa)
Country: UK, British Cinema
Genres: Unsimulated Sex, BDSM
Plot – Spoilers:
An American woman in England begins a relationship with a Brit. They have a lot of sex – well, sex spread out over a year, that gradually meanders into mild bondage.
The couple indulge in realistic conversations and attend local rock shows featuring bands such as Primal Scream and Franz Ferdinand. Nine of them actually – hence the title of the film. And while there is a lot of indie style to the making, the two characters are typically urban but with nothing interesting to offer, other than the petering out of a relationship.
9 Songs was controversial at the time of its release for the unsimulated explicit scenes in a mainstream movie helmed by an acclaimed director in Winterbottom.