Sony Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming drama Nine Days, which marks the feature-film debut of Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda, after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos.
According to the official synopsis, the movie, which is described as “a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will,” revolves around Will (Winston Duke), who spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV’s of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth.” The plot also reveals that, “Soon, several candidates – unborn souls – arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life”.
The cast also includes Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, Bill Skarsgård, David Rysdahl, and Arianna Ortiz.
The trailer gives viewers a glimpse at the characters, who engage in thought-provoking discussions. In one of them, Bill Skarsgård’s character points out to the other candidates that, “every single day, someone hurts someone else, every single day, someone takes someone else’s life” and, asked about why he is focusing on that, he replies “Why wouldn’t you focus on that?”.
Some of the positive reviews the film has received are also showcased on the screen. “One of the more striking directorial debuts of recent years.” “Wholly original. A rich, speculative drama on life and destiny,” and “Nine Days is that rare work of art that invites you to re-consider your entire worldview.” are only some of the reviews.