The Eighth Day


1h 58m 1996

Brief Synopsis

An unusual tale about the cathartic friendship between two men from radically different worlds. Harry is a salesman extraordinaire seemingly in control of his professional life. Yet, outside the confines of his office, Harry's world is deeply chaotic and he is trapped by his own emotional inertia. O

Film Details

Also Known As
Am achten Tag, Den åttonde dag, Eighth Day, Huitieme Jour, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

An unusual tale about the cathartic friendship between two men from radically different worlds. Harry is a salesman extraordinaire seemingly in control of his professional life. Yet, outside the confines of his office, Harry's world is deeply chaotic and he is trapped by his own emotional inertia. One day Harry meets George, a young man with Down Syndrome who has just escaped from the facility into which he has been assigned. "Me Mongol," says George by way of an introduction... When Harry wants to return George to his home, he can't get rid of him. These two men with nothing in common become inseparable and together embark on an unpredictable, sometimes delirious and deeply moving journey of self-discovery.

Film Details

Also Known As
Am achten Tag, Den åttonde dag, Eighth Day, Huitieme Jour, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

The Country of Belgium

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States February 1998

Released in United States March 1997

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video July 15, 1997

Released in United States Spring March 7, 1997

Daniel Auteuil and Pascal Duquenne were co-winners of the Best Actor Award at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 13-23, 1997.

Shown at Fajr Film Festival (International Competition) in Teheran, Iran February 1-12, 1998.

Released in United States 1996 (Daniel Auteuil and Pascal Duquenne were co-winners of the Best Actor Award at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.)

Released in United States February 1998 (Shown at Fajr Film Festival (International Competition) in Teheran, Iran February 1-12, 1998.)

Released in United States March 1997 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 13-23, 1997.)

Released in United States Spring March 7, 1997

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video July 15, 1997

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Union Film Showcase) October 18-31, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.)