...are the women, Denneuve, Ardant, Huppert... They concentrate on their craft (rather than foolishly open their mouths like their men). If you have seen the movie 8 femmes, you will enjoy this cd album, otherwise, it does not make sense owning this collection of songs - eight songs sang by the women in the movie and the rest are piano numbers that sound the same. This album is purely an accessory to the movie. I suggest you buy, err..., rent the DVD movie first (why buy anything French at this time?) and then decide whether you like to listen to the songs again. Pleasantly surprising are these French actresses, who, not only can act but also sing (Beart and Darrieux had duets with Patrick Bruel before this movie was made). The songs are melodic and very soothing, even Ludivine Sangnier's number is a treat to youngsters (do not let them see the X-rated movie). The movie is a musical comedy but these songs are hauntingly sad. Denneuve is magnificent and Ardant's number is vampy. Fermine Richard's and Isabelle Huppert's are melancholic. One good thing about the French is their true and honest homage to women who like their wine, become more beautiful with age...Ardant, Denneuve, Dannielle Darrieux...no obvious plastic surgery, no hauntingly cachectic figures, just nature aging beautifully...with melody.