The Eighth Day
- 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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