#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – One morning at an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season. But there will be no celebration at all because their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two young daughters? A surprise visit from the victim’s chic sister sends the household into a tizzy, encouraging hysterics, exacerbating rivalries, and encompassing musical interludes. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Seduction dances with betrayal. The mystery of the female psyche is revealed. There are eight women and each is a suspect. Each has a motive. Each has a secret. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual, and dangerous…one of them is guilty. Which one is it?
Plot: Eight women gather to celebrate Christmas in a snowbound cottage, only to find the family patriarch dead with a knife in his back. Trapped in the house, every woman becomes a suspect, each having her own motive and secret.
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Vous etes somptueuses, Mesdames!
Yes indeed: these ladies, girls and dames are gorgeous!
Before I saw this film I read about its production history and the basic idea of this great director (Ozon) to realize (another) remake of ‘The Women’ (‘The Opposite Sex’ was a 50s attempt) … Not being able to get the rights for this old favorite of many ‘old Hollywood movies’ fan, he decided to give it a try with his own plot …
Boy did he succeed!
Yes, the story and its twists are delightful … BUT: when has anyone of us seen so many French movie legends in one film? … Being so utterly seductive, entertaining, tragic (yes, this IS a drama mesdames et messieurs movie goers!) and glamorous beyond comparison …
The costumes, make ups and hairstyles are prime examples how to ‘introduce’ the characters through her appearance … The set and the light setting all provide the perfect backdrop for each character’s special, personal story… Not enough that we learn though their words what they suffered through their short or long lives for a little bit of warmth and love — they even sing it to us! …
Of course, these singing acts border the ridicule at times — but not because they are badly interpretated or written, but merely because the average movie goer is more used to TV-‘showbiz’ and ‘action’ flicks from the ‘new’ Hollywood and usually skips anything that appears ‘artsy’ or (beware!) black and white …
Ozon deserves highest praise for his bravery to give us such a lush production that is surprisingly vintage in so many aspects, yet timeless in its main message: love hurts!
What irony that it had to be a French director and an entirely French cast to show jaded Hollywood what quality and style really are! … Then again: doesn’t that have tradition? … Where did all those great directors and authors in the past come from, if not from Europe (Wilder, Lubitsch, von Sternberg etc.)? …
I found it terribly refreshing to see the un-dubbed French version in the U.S. … Though I also saw a very nicely dubbed German version, which perfectly matched voices (and character) by great, reputable German actresses with their French counterparts, it was unsurpassed fun to hear those great Ladies of the French Cinema act out all their charm, seductiveness and humour with their purring, excited and bewitching voices…
An almost private highlight is the little sequence showing that this is actually a movie with 9 women … Remember when Louise (Emanuelle Beart), the smouldering maid, drops a photo from her cleavage the and explains that the lady in the picture was her former employer/mistress? … None else than the legendary Romy Schneider is this very lady! … Romy, who so died in 1983, leaving a tragic life behind her and a legacy of wonderful movies to her fans would have been certainly a top choice for Ozon to put into his masterpiece … What a charming innuendo!
So, for everyone who has not seen this film: rush and behold the beauty! … For all of you who have already seen it: go again, if you can … I sure know that this movie will go straight on the top shelf of my collection as soon as it comes out on video or DVD … Cheers Julia
I saw the future of French cinema and its name is François Ozon!
A movie launched in 2002, “8 femmes” was the establishing movie for François Ozon. Through his movies, from his medium-length film “See the Sea” (1997) to “8 women” (2002) to “the criminal lovers” (1999), he developed his own style based on surprise. In short, his aim is to surprise the spectator. With this movie, we can say that he reached his goal and it is probably his most accomplished movie. It is also a movie that confirms the originality of his cinema.
First of all, “8 women” is a movie that surprises by its tone breaks. It means that Ozon passes from drama to comedy with great ease just like Jaco Van Dormael with “Toto the Hero” (1991). As for the songs, they are totally unexpected. Which other director would have included musical numbers in a detective movie?
As for the influences of the movie, they are numerous. Of course, this film is an adaptation from a play that evokes the Agatha Christie universe but Ozon felt like scattering his movie with all kinds of allusions: Vincente Minelli, Douglas Sirk (the deer in the garden). These allusions are especially linked to French culture: the French TV program “au théâtre ce soir” but also Jacques Demy (the bright colors, the songs) and French cinema before the “new wave”. More than allusions, they are tributes from a director who once said “I don’t care about new-wave”.
François Ozon also plays with the spectator, a bit like Hergé with the Tintin album “the Castafiore Emerald”. He holds him spellbound until the end of the film either by leading him on wrong tracks, either by giving him clues that seem to make the movie progress, and this until the final revelation that turns out to be unexpected and amazing. Besides, given the conclusion, Ozon’s movie can be considered in its whole as a farce with absurd humor. The best example involves Danièle Darrieux. At the beginning of the movie, she seems to be disabled but then she stands up and walks without any difficulty for an important part of the movie!
The movie is also powerful thanks to its dialogs. On this point, beware of the poster where these 8 women have a smiling countenance! These witty and sometimes ironical dialogs reveal these women’s real personality that mainly rests on selfishness. Furthermore, the actresses have a spare time in the shoes of their respective character (Isabelle Huppert is particularly irresistible).
Ozon also left high and dry several details that have, in the long run nothing important (and it is a compliment): we don’t know at what time the movie takes place. Several points of the movie show it: the songs composed at different times. Then, certain elements of scenery and dialogs seem either dated either modern. In another extent, we never see the face of the sole man in the plot.
In the end, “8 women” is an unrealistic, timeless and unique movie and surprise to see this movie meet commercial acclaim in France. François Ozon by imposing his style so peculiar remains more than ever a filmmaker to follow.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Musical, Romance
Director François Ozon
Writer François Ozon (screenplay), François Ozon (adaptation), François Ozon (dialogue), Marina de Van (collaboration on screenplay), Robert Thomas (play)
Actors Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, Firmine Richard, Catherine Deneuve
Country France, Italy
Awards 11 wins & 31 nominations.
Production Company B.I.M., Le Studio Canal +, Centre National de la Cinematographie, Fidélité Productions, France 2 Cinema
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length 3,035 m (Germany)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision Premier 2393)