Eight Women is a French musical comedy murder-mystery film released in 2002, directed by François Ozon and based on the play by Robert Thomas.
The film is set in the 1950s in a large country residence, as a family and its servants are preparing for Christmas, when the master of the house is discovered dead in his bed, with a dagger stuck into his back. The murderer must be one of the eight women in the house at the time, and in the course of the investigations each has her own tale to tell and secrets to hide.
The original French title, 8 femmes, was chosen to distinguish it from the 1972 play titled Huit femmes.
- Cast Full of Gay: Either you're having a lesbian affair, or you're doing something even weirder than that.
- Downer Ending: Everything goes so, so very badly.
- French Maid: Louise, though she's not usually blatantly sexual.
- Incest Is Relative
- Jukebox Musical
- Les Yay
- Orgasmic Combat
- Pretty in Mink
- Retraux: The look of the film evokes the look of films made in the 1950s, and the songs are all performed in a 1950s style, despite some of them being from as late as the 1980s.