Le huitième jour / The Eighth Day (1996) Jaco Van Dormael, Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou, Comedy, Drama

Le huitieme jour (1996)
Georges has Down’s syndrome, living at a mental-institution. Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two children with her. This weekend his children came by train to meet him, but Harry, working as always, forgot to pick them up. Neither his wife nor his children want to see him again and he is driving around on the country roads, anguished and angry. He almost runs over Georges, on the run from the institution since everybody else went home with their parents except him, whose mother is dead. Harry tries to get rid of Georges but he won’t leave his new friend. Eventually a special friendship forms between the two of them, a friendship which makes Harry a different person.

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The Fantasticks (1995) Michael Ritchie, Joel Grey, Barnard Hughes, Jean Louisa Kelly, Musical, Romance

The Fantasticks (1995)
Two teenagers on neighboring farms steal glances and hide their romance from their feuding fathers. Little do these love-birds know, however, that their fathers are actually good friends who’ve hatched a plan – with the help of a mystical roving side-show and its equally mysterious ring master – to get these two lovers down the aisle! But be careful what you wish for. Because to bring these families together… they must first be torn apart!

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