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Director  Tatia Rosenthal
Music director  Christopher Bowen
Country  AustraliaIsrael
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Animation, Drama
Language  English
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Release date  4 September 2008 (Toronto)
Writer  Etgar Keret (screenplay), Etgar Keret (short stories), Tatia Rosenthal (screenplay)
Initial DVD release  February 23, 2010 (Canada)
Cast  Tom Budge (Bisley (voice)), Josef Ber (n/a), Joel Edgerton (Ron (voice)), Leon Ford (Stanton (voice)), Samuel Johnson (Dave Peck (voice)), Claudia Karvan (Michelle (voice))
Similar movies  The Last Witch Hunter, Captain America: The First Avenger, Pitch Perfect 2, Fish Tank, Jupiter Ascending, Frozen

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$9.99 is a 2008 Australian stop motion adult animated drama film written and directed by Tatia Rosenthal, with the screenplay by Etgar Keret. This film marks the third collaboration between Rosenthal and Keret. The film features a voice cast of Geoffrey Rush, Samuel Johnson, Anthony LaPaglia and Claudia Karvan.


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The film mainly focuses on 28-year-old Dave Peck, who is unemployed but prefers the search for the meaning of life to the search for gainful employment. While looking in a magazine, Dave finds an advertisement for a book that will tell him the meaning of life "for the low price of $9.99." Dave, fascinated by this, begins his journey in his Sydney apartment to find the true meaning of life.

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As the film progresses, stories of Dave's family and neighbours are woven in and examine the post-modern meaning of hope.


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  • Geoffrey Rush as The Angel / Homeless Man
  • Anthony LaPaglia as Jim
  • Samuel Johnson as Dave
  • Claudia Karvan as Michelle
  • Joel Edgerton as Ron
  • Barry Otto as Albert
  • Leeanna Walsman as Tanita
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Lenny
  • Jamie Katsamatsas as Zack
  • Brian Meagan as Clement
  • Crew

  • Production Designer – Melinda Doring
  • Original Music – Christopher Bowen
  • Camera (color) – Susan Stitt, James Lewis, Richard Bradshaw
  • Release and reception

    $9.99 premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 4 September 2008. The film was then released in Los Angeles and New York on 19 June 2009 and then in Australia on 17 September 2009. Upon release, the film earned mostly positive reviews. As of July 2012, it holds a "Fresh" score of 75 percent on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 6.6 out of 10. Metacritic gave the film 68/100 based on 15 critics giving it generally favorable reviews.

    Box office

    $9.99 took $47,300 at the box office in Australia. The films worldwide total was $708,354

    Awards and nominations

  • Winner of the Audience Award for best feature at FICCO 2009
  • Winner of EXXONMOBIL best female director Award at FICCO 2009
  • Winner of Anima Brussels BeTV best feature Award 2009
  • Winner of the Grand Prize at Monstra Lisbon Animated film Festival 2009
  • The film has been nominated for the Annie Awards for Best Animated Feature and Directing in an Animated Feature Production.


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