Sunday, June 19, 2011

8 Femmes (2002)

8 Femmes (8 Women) is a theatrical comedy, a musical french drama directed by François Ozon. I've seen it today and had so much fun while watching it. As it's evident from its title, there are nothing but eight women acting in the movie (and a man whom we can see just his back).  These eight women are coming together for a Christmas of 1950s and the fun, suspicious murder mystery starts :)
Catherine Deneuve (Gaby - the victim's wife)
François Ozon takes a mysterious Hitchcockian story and enriches it with a great show of delightful acting and theatrical comedy. A rich husband is murdered! A snow storm has closed the roads and they are stucked in a big cottage. The killer is one of them! They are trying to find out who did it.
Fanny Ardant (Pierrette - the victim's sister)
This movie has everything. What does it have ? It has a over-pretentious cast of famous french actresses: Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart and Danielle Darrieux. What else ? Drama, comedy, singing&dancing, lots of suspense&suspicion, murder, betrayal, lies, sexuality, lesbianism, seduction, elegance...
Emmanuelle Béart (Louise - the new chambermaid)
8 Femmes is a hilarious suspense movie with comedy and drama tones and the legendary, faboulous french actresses. Definitely deserves to be spent 2 hours of your weekend, so prepare your popcorn and settle down on your couch :)
Danielle Darrieux (Mamy - the mother of Gaby and Augustine)
Firmine Richard (Madame Chanel - the cook)
Isabelle Huppert (Augustine - Gaby's sister)
Virginie Ledoyen (Suzon - the victim's eldest daughter)
Ludivine Sagnier (Catherine - the victim's youngest daughter)

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