MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,042 this week

Day of the Idiots (1981)
"Tag der Idioten" (original title)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 104 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Story of a mentally unstable woman who goes into an institution.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Own
a list of 744 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
 
a list of 5614 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
a list of 250 titles
created 02 Jan 2014
 
a list of 41 titles
created 22 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Day of the Idiots (1981)

Day of the Idiots (1981) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Day of the Idiots.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Malina (1991)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A female writer and her relationships with two different men, one joyous and one introverted.

Director: Werner Schroeter
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Lisa Kreuzer, Mathieu Carrière
Dead Tired (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Blanc
Stars: Michel Blanc, Carole Bouquet, Philippe Noiret
Buffet Froid (1979)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Black comedy about solitude and dishumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour is ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Jean-François Stévenin
Stars: Yves Afonso, Carole Bouquet, Jean-François Stévenin
This Night (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of people try to flee from a dictatorship government.

Director: Werner Schroeter
Stars: Pascal Greggory, Bruno Todeschini, Éric Caravaca
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two dangerous convicts escape while transferring between jail houses and find refuge in the lovely little house of the charming Roze family. The situation brings everyone's instincts to the surface.

Director: Francis Palluau
Stars: Lorànt Deutsch, Jean Dujardin, Clémence Poésy
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Josiane Balasko, Carole Bouquet
The Bridge (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited engineer.

Directors: Frédéric Auburtin, Gérard Depardieu
Stars: Carole Bouquet, Gérard Depardieu, Charles Berling
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An inspector is having a secret relationship with a woman. When she is murdered by his boss, all proofs is against him.

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Yves Montand, François Périer, Simone Signoret
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Piero arriva a Parigi da Luino dopo aver vinto un torneo di biliardo con gli amici. In treno incontra il famoso iettatore Ramazzini ed ha quindi numerosi incidenti che culminano col suo ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Vicario
Stars: Johnny Dorelli, Andréa Ferréol, Marcel Bozzuffi
Mystère (1983)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Assassins are after a prostitute who has come into possession of a cigarette lighter that, unbeknownst to her, contains the negatives that show a politician's assassination.

Director: Carlo Vanzina
Stars: Carole Bouquet, Phil Coccioletti, Duilio Del Prete
The Rose King (1986)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Werner Schroeter
Stars: Magdalena Montezuma, Mostefa Djadjam, Antonio Orlando
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Carole
Ingrid Caven ...
Dr. Laura
...
Ruth
Ida Di Benedetto ...
Elisabet
Carola Regnier ...
Ninon
Mostefa Djadjam ...
Alexander
Hermann Killmeyer ...
Markus
Marie-Luise Marjan ...
Schwester Marjan
Magdalena Montezuma ...
Zigeunerin
Tamara Kafka
Dana Medrická
Fritz Schediwy
Jana Plichtová
George Stamkoski ...
Himself (as George Stamskoski)
Ula Stöckl
Edit

Storyline

Story of a mentally unstable woman who goes into an institution.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 March 1982 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Czas idiotów  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Released the same year as 'For Your Eyes Only,' which also starred Carole Boquet. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Tormenting vision
5 January 2008 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Carol Schneider (Carole Bouquet) leads an aimless life with her lover Alexander. Finding no possibility to express herself in the "outside" society, she moves on to an "inside" society - inside a lunatic asylum, that is! She prefers this world to the real world, despite its many terrors (one inmate even commits suicide), but she is unable to exist in either of them. Carole Bouquet, famous for Bunuel's "Obscure Object of Desire" and arriving straight from shooting the James Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only", played her most memorable role - a mad person in a mad world - in this tormenting vision of Werner Schroeter, who certainly was neither trying to make an accessible picture nor to avoid anything shocking. If you prefer something you still shall remember next year over the fast food flicks you have forgotten tomorrow, I think it is worth trying.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Day of the Idiots (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?