UGC/Momentum bring you 8 Women this August
UGC Films UK and Momentum Pictures have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of 8 Women for August 18th 2003 with a retail price of £19.99. Extras on the disc include...
- Interview with the film's costume designer Pascaline Chavanne
- Two music videos featuring Catherine Deneuve and Ludivine Sagnier
Directed by François Ozon (Swimming Pool; Under The Sand), 8 WOMEN is a delightful and unconventional tongue-in-cheek thriller – part murder mystery, part musical – featuring the talents of some of the greatest actresses in French cinema. Starring Catherine Deneuve (Dancer In The Dark; The Last Metro), Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher; Amateur), Emmanuelle Béart (Mission: Impossible; Manon Des Sources), Fanny Ardant (Beyond The Clouds; Australia), Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach), Ludivine Sagnier (My Wife Is An Actress; Cyrano De Bergerac) and Danielle Darrieux (La Ronde; Madame de…), in 2002 the film was nominated for 12 César Awards (the French equivalent of the Oscars), including Best Film, Best Director and two Best Actress nominations (for Isabelle Huppert and Fanny Ardant).
It is Christmastime and eight women have gathered together to celebrate the festive period with wealthy industrialist Marcel (Dominique Lamure) at his isolated country manor. Making up the group are Marcel's beautiful wife Gaby (Deneuve), his daughters Suzon (Ledoyen) and Catherine (Sagnier), his sister Pierette (Ardant), his mother-in-law Mamy (Darrieux), his sister-in-law Augustine (Huppert), the housekeeper Madame Chanel (Firmine Richard) and the sexy chambermaid Louise (Béart). When Marcel is discovered murdered with a knife in his back, it soon transpires that each of the women has a motive for killing him. Suspicions rise, insults and accusations fly, and revealing confessions are made as the women find themselves snowbound in the house, with the phone lines down and their only vehicle sabotaged.
Featuring vivacious performances from all of the cast, 8 WOMEN is a gloriously executed and sumptuously shot film, full of barbed wit and highlighted by a series of dazzling song and dance numbers in which each of the acclaimed actresses has a turn at taking the lead.