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8 Women (2002)

8 femmes (original title)
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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 »
11 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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Trivia

This is the third time that Danielle Darrieux has played Catherine Deneuve's mother, following The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) and Le lieu du crime (1986). 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

Pile ou face
(I toss a coin)
Music and Lyrics by Jean-Louis d'Onofrio
Sung by Emmanuelle Béart
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8 reasons why you should love French films
20 December 2002 | by beruska84See all my reviews

I don´t want to write about a plot, because I guess: 1. most of the people, who will read this, have already seen it 2. this film really isn´t about a plot. This film is about style and 8 great French actresses - each of them is one good reason, why you should see this film. The best way how to "use" this film is just to sit and enjoy it. You don´t need to think (but this doesn´t mean that there is nothing to think about), you can only watch - luxurious interiors,great looking dresses and haircuts... and you can smile - sometimes, when I read other reviews, I have a feeling, the writer have seen a different film -THIS IS NOT A DRAMA, IT´S A COMEDY (very absurd)!!! It has a style of hollywood musicals from golden era of 30´s and 40´s, but in the same time it´s not american, it´s still very French film, with the specifiec antmospehere, which French films usually have. And my last word: more french film to czech cinemas!!!


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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:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,489, 8 September 2002

Gross USA:

$3,098,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,426,583
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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