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230 Ratings

The Eighth Day

Le huitième jour

Directed by Jaco van Dormael
Belgium, France, 1996
Drama, Comedy


Harry is a banker who one day meets Georges on the road. Georges suffers from Down’s Syndrome and is trying to break free from the institution where he has been living. Harry takes him home and between these two most unlikely characters a very strong and affectionate bond develops.

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The Eighth Day Directed by Jaco van Dormael

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Best Actor

César Awards

1997 | Nominee: Best Actor

Golden Globes (USA)

1997 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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