The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day (1996)

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.

Writing:
  • Jaco Van Dormael
Directing:
  • Jaco Van Dormael
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  • Views: 4
  • Release Date: 1996-05-22
  • Language: Français
  • Country: BE, GB, FR
  • Runtime: 118

Georges Siatidis

Showroom policeman

Miou-Miou

Julie

Henri Garcin

Bank manager

Isabelle Sadoyan

Georges' Mother

Fabienne Loriaux

Fabienne, Georges's sister

Sabrina Leurquin

Snack waitress

Dominic Gould

Harry's colleague

Josse De Pauw

Policeman of police station

Christian Hecq

Shoe store manager

Rémy Julienne

Lorry driver

Didier De Neck

Fabienne's husband

Pierre Godeau

George's nephew

Eric de Staercke

Snack waiter

Olivier Gourmet

Father in restaurant

Hélène Roussel

Julie's mother

Yves Degen

Showroom manager

Bernard Eylenbosch

Dancing boy

Freddy Bournane

Dustman (uncredited)

Christopher Granier-Deferre

English teacher (voice) (uncredited)
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