Le Huitieme Jour

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Movie Info

An unhappy businessman's (Daniel Auteuil) life changes for the better when he befriends a young man (Pascal Duquenne) with Down syndrome.

Cast & Crew

Isabelle Sadoyan
Georges' Mother
Henri Garcin
Le directeur de la banque
Laszlo Harmati
Luis Mariano
Helene Roussel
Julie's mother
Didier De Neck
Fabienne's husband
Eric Rommeluere
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Dominique Josset
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Critic Reviews for The Eighth Day (Le Huitième Jour)

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Audience Reviews for The Eighth Day (Le Huitième Jour)

  • May 31, 2011
    A beautiful and powerful, Van Dormael's film is magic and present wonderful works of Mr. Auteuil and Mr. Duquenne.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2011
    Hm, so it seems I'm once again in minority (well, that's not unusual). I found it neither funny enough nor emotional enough. And the major problem: I despise it heavily when logic is defied for the sake of entertainment, while it could have been made equally entertaining while still maintaining (more or less) logic. The movie is way too cheesy for its own good. Harry's attachment to Georges, an invalid stranger, was quite abrupt and seemed forced. Why doesn't he leave him when he gets out of his car? He too wishes to get rid of him at that time. But suddenly he develops a special feeling for him and begins to care for him more than George's own sister. Okay, I understand that he gets soft for him because he also shares the feeling of being abandoned. The relationship could have been better established without sacrificing entertainment. The way the sequences are handled in this movie is quite poor, IMHO. Surely, it reminds one of Rain Man which was far better than this one. I'd rather watch Rain Man umpteenth times than watch this one again. It neither generates enough laughs (I laughed only when Harry was getting beaten by the truck driver) nor enough emotions to moist your eyes.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2009
    Very touching Movie. Tissue required to watch this Movie.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2008
    The Eighth Day( Le Huitieme jour) is very Unique Drama. Two Man Two different Worlds. They become Friends and learn from each other. Very Heartwarming Movie. There is Humor, Drama, and moments feels your eyes with tears. Just when you think this and that was funny, there you go and there comes a moment of sadness of Dramatic. I very much enjoyed this Movie. Daniel Auteuil is one of my Favorite French Actors. I must buy this Movie on DVD.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer

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