Le huitième jour

Le huitième jour

1 hr 52 min
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Harry, senior manager in a bank, is a man alone. His wife has left him, taking their two young daughters. But everything changes when he meets Georges, a young man with Down syndrome, a runaway living in the present moment. Two people, apparently worlds apart but who become inseparable...

Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael (France, 1996)
Cast: Daniel Auteuil (Harry), Pascal Duquenne (Georges), Miou-Miou (Julie), Henri Garcin (the director), Isabelle Sadoyan (Georges' mother), Michèle Maes (Nathalie)
Genre: dramedy
Awards: shared Best Actor Award for Daniel Auteuil and Pascal Duquenne (Cannes 1996), nominations (1997 César awards, 1997 Golden Globes)