Living with one woman is difficult. Imagine 8 - no wonder, Marcel got murdered!
The 8 Women is a character drama and a musical film, set in a country-home during the 1950's Christmas. Though the atmosphere seems light and festive, it is punctuated with tragedy when the host, Marcel, is stabbed in the back, making one of the women the culprit of the crime.
The youngest of the bunch, Catherine (Ludivine Sagnier), is a teenager who loved her daddy and who loves reading police novels. Her sister, Suzon (Virginie Ledoyen), is a student in England who has travelled home for the holiday. Their mom is Gaby (Catherine Deneuve), the ungreiving wife of Marcel, who never reveals too much. Their grandma, Mamie (Danielle Darrieux), is an alchoholic, who lets out that she's not as innnocent as she looks, when she walks right out of her wheelchair.
Marcel's sister Pierette (Fanny Ardent) arrives mysteriously just after the murder. The maids, Louise (Emmanuelle Beart) and Chanel (Firmine Richard), are obviously upto no good as their stories keep changing. And the neurotic and hilarious Augustine (Isabelle Huppert), Gaby's sister, is the aging virgin who is plain unstable.
As each of these women interrogate each other, each singing her own song as a type of encrypted confession, there are some very funny moments. 8 Women unfolds with absurd tit-bits of information - Channel is actually an exotic dancer; Gaby and Louise are lesbian lovers. A magnificent set, a snowy backdrop, and candy coloured costumes, complete this wacky toungue-in-a-cheek affair.
Director: Francois Ozon
Length: 106 minutes
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