Monday, June 09, 2003

film: eight women

A man is murdered in a snowbound house with eight women. Each is a suspect. Each has a motive.

Throw in eight of the best French actresses (Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle BĂ©art, Ludivine Sagnier, Virginie Ledoyen, Fanny Ardant, Dannielle Darrieux, Isabelle Huppert, Firmine Richard), French-style melodrama, sudden musical numbers, theatre of the absurd and Agatha Christie tropes and you have Eight Women - a wonderful and captivating film that works incredibly until the lackluster ending.

But still, despite that, this is good film, with many things going for it that will make the poor finale forgivable.

Beautiful women (young and mature), wink-sensibility and solid playwrighting structure make it a delight to view. In fact, often the lyricism and sexiness of the French language make you almost believe you do not need to read the subtitles.

Final Review

Eight Women - 8.5/10


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