9 (2009) - full transcript
In a world destroyed in a war between man and machine, a hand-stitched doll with the number 9 written on its back comes to life. The world he has awakened in is frightening, but he quickly learns that he is not alone and that there are others like him, also with a single digit written on their back. The first one he encounters is 2 who tells him something of what happened to the world. 2 is also thrilled with the disk 9 is carrying, one with three unique symbols on the front. 9 soon learns that the disk and some of the other dolls who are prepared to die for the good of humankind may be the last hope for man's salvation.
But we squandered our gifts, our intelligence.
Our blind pursuit of technology...
only sped us quicker to our doom.
Our world is ending...
but life must go on.
Wait, I'm a friend.
Yes. I always hoped...
so much thought...
The details, carved wood.
You can't speak?
Come with me.
Some things in this world...
are better left where they lie.
But if you know where to look...
these ruins are full of riches.
- Friend. - Friend.
You've found it.
He's... uh, he's always drawing this.
Are... are we alone?
Get in the can, go on.
Hey, hey, hey...
Why don't you finish, what you started...
No, no, no. No.
I'm not gonna hurt you.
You're safe now.
Where am I?
With us. I never expected to see another one.
There... that should hold.
If Two were here, he would have done a better job.
- I wonder where he has gone to? - I was with him.
Two? Where, out there?
- What did he...? - Keeping secrets from me, I see?
I was coming to tell you.
I found him, in the emptiness.
What were you doing out there?
You know the beast.
How many times have I told you?
The Beast? That's what took Two. If we hurry, we can save him.
The beast took him? That's the end of it.
But he was still alive.
No! We have rules!
Our new guest seems confused.
Perhaps I can help you teach some clarity.
- It didn't kill him? - Quiet.
When we woke in this world...
it was chaos.
Man and machine, attacked each other, with fire and metal.
I found others.
There's a gap ahead.
The gas... killed, everything.
I led us here...
and here we waited for the war to end.
Slowly the world, became silent.
The only thing that remains now...
is the beast.
So, we stay hidden...
and we wait for it to... to sleep.
But where did it come from? Why is it hunting us?
Questions like that, are pointless.
We need to protect ourselves. Keep ourselves out of danger.
Too many of us have already been lost.
But he isn't lost.
- Why aren't you listening to me? - Two, chose his own path!
I suggest you avoid making the same mistake.
Go to the watch tower...
and take our guest, with you.
This was the first thing we built together.
- We can still go after him? - Us?
But he could be anywhere out there.
Ah, that's where it took him.
Down towards those three tall shapes.
Oh, no! We can't! Not there.
We have rules.
- Why'd you listen to One? - A group must have a leader.
But what if he's wrong?
Come with me.
I can't do it alone.
I... I can't.
Wouldn't he have come for you?
We're going to need a map.
Actually, I don't mind having one eye.
It's easier for me. I can concentrate on one thing at a time. You know?
Why was he out here alone?
- Where's this tunnel? - I don't know.
We should go back.
It's too dark.
We can use that.
Two, would be impressed.
We'll find him.
You know, you're just like him. You forget to remember, to be scared.
Can I wait here?
Why would he bring him here?
I knew you would come.
- Seven? - I don't believe it.
- You've come back. - I never left.
You've finally decided to join the fight.
You dropped this.
Where have you been hiding?
Rusty and hectic gathered, shiny pile of scrap.
You did it, friend.
I never thought...
Wait. What're you doing?
You don't even know what it is.
What're you waiting for?
I knew we should't have come. Why? Why did you do that?
I didn't know. I'm sorry.
What were you thinking?
What's it going to do?
I know where we can find answers.
Is this, what it was like?
Oh, they've been here, the whole time?
They've been hiding here, lost in the past.
Looking for answers.
We need your help.
- We awakened, something. - No, I awakened, something.
Today, the, chancellor presented the latest advancement...
of technological wizardry to the public.
Today begins a new era.
Let us praise this new technology.
Welcome, to the age of the machine.
It will make new machines, in it's own image.
Machines of peace.
Letting us know the glorious new era...
of wealth and prosperity for the state.
Governors are advised to pause, for a public address.
Science has turned it's sinister eyes against us.
People of our mighty state.
Join me in repelling the iron fist of the machine.
But the thing that woke it, it... it was round and...
and engraved with strange shapes.
The shapes corresponded.
It fit perfectly, into the machine.
I think it was made for it.
That's what Six, always draws.
Two, collected his drawings.
He was always studying them.
- I have to see them. - What?
Go back to, One?
So he can lock us away, while this nightmare awakens?
Alright... alright, where did he put them?
There they are.
You awakened, what?
- I warned you. - He warned you.
Now you've awoke unimaginable, terror.
And may I ask, did you manage to save, Two? Of course not.
By following this wickless fool,
you've endangered everything we've worked for.
- Why was Two sent out, to begin with? - I sent him. To scout.
That doesn't make any sense.
You don't send the oldest out to... Look...
we need to figure out, what's going on.
The source... The source...
Go back, to the source...
This is it! This is what wakened the machine.
What do you know about this?
Now you can't be trusted.
I wont allow you, to endanger us further.
- Sub... What? - You illiterate crimp...
Take their belongings.
- Hey... - Wait!
You're nothing but a coward.
How dare you challenge me?
I, who kept everyone safe all these years.
Ever since you got here, everything has been unravelling.
You're a curse! A fool.
- Guided by pointless queries. - And you... are a blind man.
Guided by fear.
Sometimes fear... is the appropriate response.
- Nine! - Go!
- Nine! - Keep going, I'll find a way down.
Let me try that again.
The cable! Pull it!
Grab the wire.
Your cape... let it go.
Do it now!
It's only a cape.
There will be more, wont there?
It's not safe here.
Stand look out.
I'll search out a safer retreat.
- What... what is it? - The source.
That thing that woke the machine.
- Go back, go back. - Back to where?
What good does this useless rubbish do us? Forget it!
You know something.
What do you know?
I know enough, to leave their ancient evil to moulder.
Look what they've left us with.
Leave it be I say. But you...
always asking questions.
So many pointless questions... Probing, pushing.
Like, Two, he always had to know, so much.
I was right, you did send him out to die.
He was old, he was weak.
Sometimes one must be sacrificed for the good of many.
Your path takes us to catastrophe.
- We have to go back. - Back? Where?
To the first room, where I woke.
Can't he see, his way only brings trouble...
I mean what good comes from his part?
I know what we need, right now. I know what's right.
No, no, you can't be.
Don't look in the eyes.
- Seven! - Nine!
- We have to go after them. - What?
- Eight? Wher... where's, Eight? - That thing has them.
It's taking them back to the machine.
Then it's too late.
Wait, wait, we have to get outta here.
We must try to find another safe place.
No more hiding.
We're going after them! All of us.
Need I remind you, on the outcome of your last heroic venture?
I can't let this happen to them.
- I'm going in. - I'm coming with you.
No... I need you here.
If I don't make it back...
Come on, then. Let's hear it, what's your... brilliant scheme?
We'll need a full barrel.
Hey! Over here!
- Where are they? - It's been too long.
- We have to do it now! - No, they need more time.
Help me pull it down.
- They're coming. They're coming! - Help.
No! Not yet.
- Let go, you fool. - Five!
The machine, everybody! The machine! It's still alive!
There's nothing we can do.
Please! No, no!
To the bridge!
No! They're trapped! They're trapped inside.
Six, come on! Get on the bridge.
No, stop! You mustn't destroy it.
Get away, Six!
You mustn't destroy it. Don't destroy it.
They're trapped, they're trapped!
They're inside, they're inside!
Go back, to the first room!
He'll show you. The source.
- It must be destroyed. - No, no we can't.
Didn't you hear him? They're trapped inside.
- We can still save them. - What?
- How? - We have to find the source.
It holds the answers.
- We need to destroy it. - But there's still a chance.
We're out of time.
You are wrong.
- Nine... - Let him go.
It had such promise, my great machine.
It was meant to be an instrument of progress.
that was the agreement our, chancellor failed to honour.
But the fault is hardly his alone to bear.
The machine was born purely of my intellect.
Which I now know, was not enough.
My creation was hopelessly flawed and indeed dangerous.
It lacked a human soul.
and could easily be corrupted by those who controlled it.
That is why, I'm making each of you.
You're all that's left, of humanity.
You... are all the pieces of my soul.
Together, you and this device, shall protect the future.
Look closely and remember... what you see.
I now know the truth!
It's the scientist. He's the source.
He gave us his soul.
We are him.
Load the cannon.
Stop! You'll destroy the talisman.
It's too late.
Quick, quick get in.
We need to take the talisman above the machine.
It can be used against it. lower it to me.
- Then you'll have a chance. - Enough, Nine, don't do this.
- What if you're wrong? - I'll show you how to use it.
It'll be okay.
This is the sequence.
Please, we can't do this without you.
They all died because of me.
I started this, and now I need to finish it.
They left us nothing.
Why do we have to right their wrongs?
Sometimes, one must be sacrificed.
You did it.
No... I didn't.
Photo log in.
They're free now.
What happens next?
I'm not sure, exactly.
But this world is ours now.
It's what we make of it.
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