The Eighth Day Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for The Eighth Day the Movie

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Sugary story about workaholic businessman Harry (Auteuil), whose wife Julie (Miou-Miou) has just left him, taking their daughters. Driving home, Harry finds Georges (Duquenne) by the side of the road. Georges, who has Downs syndrome, has left the institution he's been living in and, though Harry tries to take him to the nearest police station, Georges refuses to leave him. Naturally, the emotionally deprived Harry begins to loosen up and, when Georges is finally returned to his group home, all his friends decide to help with Harry's attempts to win back his family. Thick with whimsy but the lead performances are excellent. French with subtitles.


USA Home Entertainment, 1 W. Forest, Englewood, NJ 07631-4004, Phone: (201)871-1000, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 108 minutes.
Originally from French, Belgian.

Cast and Crew

Mental Retardation, Repressed Men, Buddies, Lovable Loonies
Jaco Van Dormael
Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou, Henri Garcin, Fabienne Loriaux, Isabelle Sadoyan, Helene Roussel, Michele Maes
Walther Vanden Ende
Jaco Van Dormael
Pierre Van Dormael
Philippe Godeau, Eric Rommeluere, Dominique Josset, Gramercy Pictures


Cannes 1996: Actor (Auteuil), Actor (Duquenne).

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