"First there was nothing. Then there was music and then He made the sun." Jaco van Dormael's The Eighth Day begins by charting the creation of the earth seen through the eyes of Georges (Pascal Duquenne), who has Down's Syndrome. "On the third day He made records, and on the fourth, TV." It is Georges' irrepressible imagination which lies at the heart of van Dormael's original and inspired film.
A chance encounter one night between Georges and overworked businessman Harry (Daniel Auteil) sets the scene for a carefully-crafted examination of love, loss and the rediscovery of life.
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