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8 Women (2002)
"8 femmes" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Musical  |  4 October 2002 (USA)
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One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman!


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One morning at an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season. But there will be no celebration at all because their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two young daughters? A surprise visit from the victim's chic sister sends the household into a tizzy, encouraging hysterics, exacerbating rivalries, and encompassing musical interludes. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Seduction dances with betrayal. The mystery of the female psyche is revealed. There are eight women and each is a suspect. Each has a motive. Each has a secret. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual, and of them is guilty. Which one is it? Written by Anthony Pereyra <>

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Living in a house full of women can be murder.


Comedy | Crime | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

8 mujeres  »

Box Office


€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$999,349 (France) (25 January 2002)


£352,581 (UK) (13 December 2002)

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When Louise shows a photo of her former employer, it is a picture of Romy Schneider. See more »


[first lines]
[in French, using English subtitles]
Suzon: I'm going in, Mom.
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References Gilda (1946) See more »


A quoi sert de vivre libre
(What's the use of living free)
Music and Lyrics by Luigi / Hugo / Weiss
Sung by Fanny Ardant
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19 March 2003 | by (Western Mass.) – See all my reviews

In this time when it may be considered fashionable to bash the French (this is written on the eve of war - the USA against Iraq) I, for one, wish to open a bottle of the best French Champagne to toast this most marvelous film! Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Ozon! This movie is a treat on all levels - sure, it's not for everyone, but if you like musicals, and a plate full of gorgeous GREAT actresses to boot, then - have at it, and enjoy!

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