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  • Director Jaco Van Dormael
  • Runtime 1 hour 58 minutes
  • Genre Drama
  • Language French

Le huitième jour

The Eighth Day
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Georges has Down syndrome, living at a mental-institution, Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two children with her. This weekend his children came by train to meet him, but Harry, working as always, forgot to pick them up. Neither his wife or his children want to see him again and he is driving around on the country roads, anguished and angry. He almost runs over Georges, on the run from the institution since everybody else went home with their parents except him, whose mother is dead. Harry tries to get rid of Georges but he won't leave his new friend. Eventually a special friendship forms between the two of them, a friendship which makes Harry a different person.

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Comments (3)

Mon oncle étant trisomique j’ai vu et revu ce film tellement de fois! Touchant et drôle

bribri242

Cela fait des années que je voulais le voir et voilà, c'est chose faite. Je suis surpris que le film est rencontré un tel succès public quand on voit l'originalité du récit, l'humour décalé, la mise en scène singulière, du pur Jaco Van Dormael ! Pascal Duquenne est tout simplement hallucinant dans le film ! Le sujet a sans doute fait évoluer les mentalités mais quand on observe le rejet dont ces personnes font encore preuve, on se dit qu'il y a encore du pain sur la planche pour sensibiliser le plus grand nombre... Pour l'anecdote, les deux filles de Daniel Auteuil dans le film sont celles du réalisateur.

louiselegy

Beau film, plein d'émotions humaines.

Oxjo

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