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8 ½ Women ()


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Following the death of a mother, a father and son open up a brothel in their Genevan estate after watching 8½ (1963).

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Philip Emmenthal
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Storey Emmenthal
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Kito
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Simato (as Shizuka Inoh)
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Clothilde
Kirina Mano ...
Mio
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Griselda / Sister Concordia
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Beryl
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Giaconda the Baby Factory
Manna Fujiwara ...
Giulietta / Half Woman
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Palmira
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Celeste, Emmenthal Maid
Myriam Muller ...
Marianne, Emmenthal Maid
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Simon
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Amelia, Philip's Wife
Pol Hoffmann ...
Mourner (as Paul Hoffmann)
Tony Kaye ...
Mourner
Ann Overstall Comfort ...
Mourner (as Ann Overstall)
Malcolm Turner ...
Undertaker
Patrick Hastert ...
Man in Street
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First Man in Cinema (as Julian Vincent)
Ciaran Mulhern ...
Second Man in Cinema
John Overstall ...
Third Man in Cinema
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Debt Collector
Jules Werner ...
Debt Collector
Sophie Langevin ...
Debt Collector Woman
Denise Gregoire ...
Sister Nun
Sascha Ley ...
Nun
Bettina Scheuritzel ...
Schwester Fatimah
Radica Jovicic ...
Nun
Jill Mercedes ...
Nun
Dean Harrington ...
American Businessman
Noriyuki Konishi ...
Korean Businessman
Jean-Gabriel Dupuy ...
French Businessman
Stéphane Prevot ...
French Businessman
Katsuya Kobayashi ...
Simato's Father
Ryota Tsuchiya ...
Simato's Brother
Takumi Matsui ...
Simato's Fiancé
Kiyosi Ishiguro ...
Brother Fiancé
Hairi Katagiri ...
Half Woman Companion
Yurika Sano ...
Half Woman, 8 Years Old
Satomi Ando ...
Half Woman, 10 Years Old
Sachiko Meguro ...
Mio's Companion #1
Hisayuki Yoshioka ...
Mio's Companion #2
Hanji Mishima ...
Mio's Companion #3
Toyonosuke Fujima ...
Kabuki Father
Kango Fujima ...
Kabuki Son
Senyoichi Nishikawa ...
Kabuki Son
Vladimir Bogachov ...
Otello
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Directed by

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Peter Greenaway

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Peter Greenaway ... (writer)

Produced by

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Bob Bellion ... co-producer
Jimmy de Brabant ... co-producer
Terry Glinwood ... executive producer
Bob Hubar ... executive producer
Kees Kasander ... producer
Michael Pakleppa ... co-producer
Kosaku Wada ... line producer
Denis Wigman ... executive producer

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Reinier van Brummelen
Sacha Vierny

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Elmer Leupen

Editorial Department

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Myrthe Sardjoe ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Carrie O'Brien
Aimi O
Danielle Roffe

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Wilbert Van Dorp
Emi Wada

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Kayo Sakurai

Costume Design by

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Emi Wada

Makeup Department

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Sara Meerman ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Victoria Goodall ... production manager
Sadao Hoshino ... production manager
Jean-Claude Schlim ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gert Embrechts ... first assistant director
Koji Kobayashi ... first assistant director
Shin Mizuguchi ... second assistant director
Aimi O ... second assistant director
Anna Worthington ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Elke Faro ... art department coordinator / art department production
Edouard Pallardy ... head painter
Todd Van Hulzen ... scenic artist/sculptor

Sound Department

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Graham Edmondson ... dolby consultant
Michael Keinath ... sound recordist
Mel Kutbay ... foley artist
Garth Marshall ... sound recordist
Luuk Poels ... dialogue editor / foley editor / foley supervisor / sound editor
Wim Post ... dubbing mixer
Carlo Thoss ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Osamu Kume ... special effects

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Arno Beekman ... digital artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Georges Branche ... stunt coordinator
Arlette Spetebroot ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Benny Ashoff ... assistant camera
Jaap Buitendijk ... still photographer
Kazunori Hirasawa ... clapper loader
Benjamin Lee ... still photographer
Akira Sawano ... clapper loader
Marie Spencer ... focus puller
Benito Strangio ... camera operator
Reinier van Brummelen ... lighting designer

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Stéphane Foenkinos ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kimie Nakano ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Buchy Armand ... location trainee
Beatrice Pettovich ... location manager
Christophe Thiry ... location trainee

Other crew

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Bob Bellion ... financial controller
Kanyo Fujima ... choreographer: Kabuki
Toyonosuke Fujima ... choreographer: Kabuki
Lydia Gonzalez ... production coordinator
Klaus-Michael Grüber ... opera director: "Otello"
Michael Hogh ... production assistant
Frank Klein ... financial controller
Cecilie Levy ... continuity
Willy Loedts ... pig trainer
Jean-Luc Simon ... production assistant
Diana Stiegler ... caterer
Roland Wigman ... legal counsel
Norene Bini ... dialogue coach: Vivian Wu (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

After his wife dies, 55-year-old businessman Philip Emmenthal, at the prompting of his playboy son Storey, populates his Geneva villa with eight and a half concubines. Three are from Kyoto, where Storey manages Pachinco palaces. Each has a distinctive personality: a nun, a child bearer, a gambler, a student of Kabuki, a horsewoman with a pet pig, a maid. Philip throws off his strait-laced and repressed attitudes, immersing himself in pleasure. After about a year, the women begin to assert their own power. Side adventures pre-figure the household's breakup, and the women depart in one way or another, one at at time. Philip's fate is in the hands of Palmira, his favorite. Written by

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Taglines If every man thinks of sex once every nine minutes, what does he think of the other eight? See more »
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Also Known As
  • 8 1/2 Women (United Kingdom)
  • 8½ Women (United Kingdom)
  • Eight and a Half Women (United Kingdom)
  • 8½ Frauen (Germany)
  • Achteinhalb Frauen (Germany)
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  • 118 min
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Movie Connections Features  (1963). See more »
Soundtracks Sosaku Yoshiwara See more »
Quotes Philip Emmenthal: How many directors do you think use films to fulfill their sexual fantasies?
Storey Emmenthal: Most of them, I think.
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