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The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day
  • 1996
  • France
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael
  • Written by: Jaco Van Dormael
  • Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou
  • Language: French

The follow-up film by the director of Toto Le Heros will disappoint most, annoy many and win over only a few. Auteuil plays an uptight businessman whose life is transformed when he comes into contact with a man with Downs Syndrome (Duquenne). The film shifts its styles boldly from sentiment to comedy to drama, and its moments of bizarre magic realism give it a lift, but ultimately exemplifies the dreadful 'handicapped people are touched by God' cliché beloved of Hollywood.

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