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8 femmes (2002)

One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be 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!

Director:

François Ozon

Writers:

François Ozon (screenplay), François Ozon (adaptation) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginie Ledoyen ... Suzon
Danielle Darrieux ... Mamy
Firmine Richard ... Madame Chanel
Catherine Deneuve ... Gaby
Emmanuelle Béart ... Louise
Isabelle Huppert ... Augustine
Ludivine Sagnier ... Catherine
Fanny Ardant ... Pierrette
Dominique Lamure Dominique Lamure ... Marcel, the husband
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Storyline

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 dangerous...one of them is guilty. Which one is it? Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Living in a house full of women can be murder.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

8 mujeres See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$999,349 (France), 25 January 2002

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,460, 22 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,076,425, 15 December 2002
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Virginie Ledoyen, who played the pregnant character Suzon, actually was pregnant. Danielle Darrieux made a joke about that saying "Actually it was 'neuf femmes' and not huit". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[in French, using English subtitles]
Suzon: I'm going in, Mom.
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Connections

References Laura (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Toi jamais
(You Never)
Music and Lyrics by Michel Mallory
Sung by Catherine Deneuve
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FANTASTIQUE ! ! !
19 March 2003 | by Janet-4See 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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