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FULL SYNOPSIS

A gaggle of mothers, wives, daughters, maids, and mistresses gather for a holiday homecoming at their country mansion -- and end up having to solve a murder-mystery -- in this musical-comic homage to studio-era "women's pictures" from acclaimed French director François Ozon. Partly inspired by George Cukor's 1939 classic George Cukor, 8 Femmes stars Catherine Deneuve as Gaby, a high-society matron just returned to her country house to celebrate Christmas with her husband; mother Mamy (Danielle Darrieux); sister Augustine (Isabelle Huppert); and daughters Suzon (Virginie Ledoyen) and Catharine (Ludivine Sagnier). Not long after they all arrive, however, do they find the man of the house with a knife in his back, whereupon everyone becomes a suspect -- including maids Chanel (Firmine Richard) and Louise (Emmanuelle Béart). The mysterious arrival of Augustine's sister-in-law Pierrette (Fanny Ardant) only complicates matters, as the titular eight women find themselves snowed in by a fierce blizzard, forced to confront the matter of the lifeless husband -- and their long-standing secrets and resentments -- without the aid of the police. Following its immensely successful release in France in early 2002, 8 Women enjoyed much acclaim at the Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:September 20, 2002

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Jeanne Lapoirie Best Cinematography 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Jean-Pierre Laforce Best Sound 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Krishna Levy Best Original Score 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Marina de Van Best Screenplay 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Arnaud de Moleron Best Production Design 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Pascaline Chavanne Best Costumes 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Pierre Gamet Best Sound 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Benoit Hillebrant Best Sound 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Danielle Darrieux Best Supporting Actress 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Fanny Ardant Best Actress 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Ludivine Sagnier Best Young Actress 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Isabelle Huppert Best Actress 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema François Ozon Best Director 2002 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema François Ozon Best Screenplay 2002 Nominee

Crew

François Ozon
Director
Olivier Delbosc
Producer
Marc Missonnier
Producer
François Ozon
Screenwriter
Marina de Van
Screenwriter
Jeanne Lapoirie
Cinematographer
Krishna Levy
Composer (Music Score)
Laurence Bawedin
Editor
Arnaud de Moleron
Production Designer
Pascaline Chavanne
Costume Designer
Jean-Pierre Laforce
Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Gamet
Sound/Sound Designer
Hubert Barbin
First Assistant Director
Antoinette Boulat
Casting
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