The Eighth Day (1996)

6 01/01/1996 (US) Drama 1h 58m


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.

  1. Jaco Van Dormael

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Miou-Miou



  2. Daniel Auteuil

    Daniel Auteuil


  3. Pascal Duquenne


  4. Henri Garcin

    Henri Garcin

    Le directeur de la banque

  5. Michele Maes


  6. Isabelle Sadoyan

    Isabelle Sadoyan

    Georges' Mother

  7. Fabienne Loriaux

    Fabienne Loriaux

    la soeur de Georges - Fabienne

  8. Alice van Dormael


  9. Juliette Van Dormael


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The Eighth Day
The Eighth Day

Original Title Le huitième jour

Status Released

Original Language French

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