8 Women


1h 53m 2002

Brief Synopsis

At an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season... But there will be no celebration--their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His sp

Film Details

Also Known As
8 Donne e un mistero, 8 Frauen, 8 femmes, Eight Women, Huit Femmes, Ocho mujeres
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Audis De Boulogne Joinville; Banque Obc; Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams; Cine Echafaudage Services; Eastman Kodak; Fidélité Films; France 2 Cinéma; Ltc; Marques Et Films; Mars Distribution; Rubini & Associates; Scanlab; Svl; Tele Europe; Tri-Track Synchronization
Distribution Company
Focus Features; Abc Distribution; Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; Chantier Films; Cinema Films (Argentina); Cinemien; Cineplex; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Dendy Films; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Focus Features; Future Film, Ltd. (Finland); Gaga Communications (Parent); Golden Village; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Imovision; Mars Distribution; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Ster-Kinekor; Triangelfilm; Ugc International; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Videocine; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

At an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season... But there will be no celebration--their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two young daughters?.. A surprise visit from the victim's chic sister sends the household into a tizzy, encouraging hysterics, exacerbating rivalries, and encompassing musical interludes. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Seduction dances with betrayal. The mystery of the female psyche is revealed. There are eight women--and each is a suspect. Each has a motive. Each has a secret. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual, and dangerous... One of them is guilty. Which one is it?

Crew

Louis Aragon

Poem ("In N'Y A Pas D'Amour Heureux")

Olivier Arson

Grip

Jean-charles Bachelier

Hairdresser

E Bacri

Song ("Mon Amour, Mon Ami")

Hubert Barbin

1st Assistant Director

Laurence Bawedin

Editor

Michel Berger

Song ("Message Personnel")

Antoinette Boulat

Casting

Christophe Bourreau

Sound Effects

George Brassens

Music ("In N'Y A Pas D'Amour Heureux")

Fabienne Bressan

Hairdresser

Frederic Cattoni

Dts Consultant

Stephane Celerier

Associate Producer

Sebastien Charles

Choreography

Pascalie Chevanne

Costume Designer

Elena Chouchkova

Orchestra Director

Jean-louis D'onorio

Song ("Pile Ou Face")

Marylene Dastugue

Production Secretary

Arnaud De Moleron

Set Designer

Marina De Van

Screenplay Collaborator

Christine Dejekel

Line Producer

Olivier Delbosc

Producer

Nicolas Dixmier

Chief Electrician

Agathe Dupuis

Hairdresser

D Faure

Song ("Pour Ne Pas Vivre Seule")

Bruno Fontaine

Original Music

Pierre Gamet

Sound

Mickael Georgeault

Electrician

Cedric Gerard

Makeup Artist

Alexandre Gotkovski

Electrician

Agathe Grau

Continuity

Marie-eve Graviou Dural

Production Manager

Francoise Hardy

Song ("Message Personnel")

Richard Harvey

Song ("Hide & Seek")

Benoit Hillebrant

Sound Editor

Guillaume Huin

Assistant (To The Director)

Franck Ivy

Lyrics ("Pile Ou Face")

Melanie Karlin

Post-Production Supervisor

G Kelly

Song ("Pour Ne Pas Vivre Seule")

Jean-pierre Laforce

Sound Mixer

Mick Lanaro

Artistic Director

Jeanne Lapoirie

Director Of Photography

Krishna Levy

Original Music

Norbert Luchessi

Head Carpenter

Michael Mallory

Song ("Toi Jamais")

Claire Massard

Draughtsman

Christophe Messaoudi

Climate Special Effects

Marc Missonnier

Producer

Jean-claude Moireau

Still Photographer

Michel Monnier

Dolby Consultant

Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen

Makeup Artist

John Nollet

Hairdresser

François Ozon

Screenwriter

Deyan Pavlov

Music Conductor

Jacques Plait

Lyrics ("Papa T'Es Plus Dans L'Coup")

Jan Plait

Lyrics ("Papa T'Es Plus Dans L'Coup")

Andre Popp

Song ("Mon Amour, Mon Ami")

Marie-claire Quin

Interior Designer

Benoit Rizzotti

1st Camera Operator

Gill Robillard

Makeup Artist

Myriam Roger

Hairdresser

Didier Rolot

Electrician

Nicolas Ronchi

Assistant (To The Director)

Herve Rousset

Other

Herve Soulie

Makeup Artist

Herve Soulie

Other

Frederic Talgorn

Song ("Troubled Times")

Sttphane Thitbaut

Post-Synchronization Recording

Robert Thomas

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Film Details

Also Known As
8 Donne e un mistero, 8 Frauen, 8 femmes, Eight Women, Huit Femmes, Ocho mujeres
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Audis De Boulogne Joinville; Banque Obc; Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams; Cine Echafaudage Services; Eastman Kodak; Fidélité Films; France 2 Cinéma; Ltc; Marques Et Films; Mars Distribution; Rubini & Associates; Scanlab; Svl; Tele Europe; Tri-Track Synchronization
Distribution Company
Focus Features; Abc Distribution; Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; Chantier Films; Cinema Films (Argentina); Cinemien; Cineplex; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Dendy Films; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Focus Features; Future Film, Ltd. (Finland); Gaga Communications (Parent); Golden Village; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Imovision; Mars Distribution; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Ster-Kinekor; Triangelfilm; Ugc International; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Videocine; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 20, 2002

Expanded Release in United States September 27, 2002

Released in United States on Video February 11, 2003

Released in United States February 2002

Released in United States January 2003

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-17, 2002.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.

Began shooting April 2001.

aspect ratio 1:1.85

Released in United States Fall September 20, 2002

Expanded Release in United States September 27, 2002

Released in United States on Video February 11, 2003

Released in United States February 2002 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-17, 2002.)

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.)

Winner of the Silver Bear Award for best ensemble cast at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival.