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The Eighth Day is a belge film of genre Drama directed by Jaco Van Dormael released in USA on 1 january 1996 with Daniel Auteuil

The Eighth Day (1996)

The Eighth Day
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Released in USA 1 january 1996
Length 1h58
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Comedy-drama
Rating75% 3.7977353.7977353.7977353.7977353.797735

The Eighth Day (French: Le huitième jour) is a 1996 Belgian comedy-drama film that tells the story of the friendship that develops between two men who meet by chance. Harry (Daniel Auteuil), a divorced businessman who feels alienated from his children, meets Georges (Pascal Duquenne), an institutionalised man with Down's syndrome, after Georges has escaped from his mental institution and is nearly run over by Harry. The film was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 69th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

The film was written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael. Some scenes in the film appear as dream sequences, often employing magical realism. The music of Luis Mariano ("Mexico," and "Maman, Tu Es La Plus Belle Du Monde") is used in these scenes, with actor Laszlo Harmati playing Mariano, who died in 1970. The original music score is from Pierre Van Dormael, Jaco's brother.


Harry (Daniel Auteuil) est un homme seul qui se voue sept jours sur sept à son travail. Tout va basculer quand il rencontre Georges (Pascal Duquenne), une personne handicapée mentale atteinte de trisomie 21, qui vit dans l'instant. Ces deux êtres que tout oppose vont devenir inséparables.


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