First Still of Jamie Dornan in The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

21+TWmx+LhLThe past couple of years have been busy for Jamie Dornan. With Fifty Shades of Grey due in cinemas in two weeks and a successful second series of BBC’s The Fall under his belt, Jamie will no doubt excel in his role in The 9th Life of Louis Drax as Dr. Allan Pascal, a coma specialist tasked with unraveling the mystery surrounding a young boy, Louis Drax.

Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful, and dangerously, disturbingly, accident prone. When he falls off a cliff into a ravine, the accident seems almost predestined. Louis miraculously survives – but the family has been shattered. Louis’ father has vanished, his mother is paralysed by shock, and Louis lies in a deep coma from which he may never emerge. In a clinic in Provence, Dr Pascal Dannachet tries to coax Louis back to consciousness. But the boy defies medical logic, startling Dannachet out of his safe preconceptions, and drawing him inexorably into the dark heart of Louis’ buried world. Only Louis holds the key to the mystery surrounding his fall – and he can’t communicate. Or can he?

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