Holy Motors

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Fantasy Drama
  • Release year: 2012
  • Running time: 115 min
Over the course of a single day, Monsieur Oscar travels by limousine around Paris to a series of nine "appointments," transforming into new characters or incarnations at each stop. Fetched in the morning by Céline, his trusty chauffeur on this surreal... read more
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Over the course of a single day, Monsieur Oscar travels by limousine around Paris to a series of nine "appointments," transforming into new characters or incarnations at each stop. Fetched in the morning by Céline, his trusty chauffeur on this surreal journey, Oscar begins the day as a captain of industry. Then he becomes a gypsy crone, begging for spare change on a bridge over the Seine. Inside a digital production facility, he's a ninja warrior transformed by cutting-edge technology into a reptilian sex god. Next he's a gibberish-spewing troglodyte who kidnaps a fashion model from a photo shoot in Père-Lachaise cemetery, ferrying her to his underground lair in the sewers. Then he's the melancholy father of a teenage daughter, followed by a shadowy assassin sent to kill his own doppelgänger, a dying old man, and finally a thwarted lover revisiting a flame from his past atop a decaying Right Bank department store next to the Pont-Neuf. Monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, futuristic sex fantasia - HOLY MOTORS is all of these and, then again, none of these. It is a ravishing, shape-shifting, fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again. From celluloid magic to the digital data stream, Monsieur Oscar's epic journey of the soul is all of our dreams.

Original Release

07/04/2012

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Cast

Directors

Leos Carax

Writers

Leos Carax

Cast

Denis Lavant Le Tué
Edith Scob Céline
Eva Mendes Kay M
Kylie Minogue Eva Grace (Jean)
Cordelia Piccoli
Michel Piccoli L'Homme à la tache de vin
François Rimbau Homme aveugle
Karl Hoffmeister Spectateur
Big John
Elise Lhomeau Léa (Élise)
Jeanne Disson Angèle
Leos Carax Voix Limousine (as LC)
Nastya Golubeva Carax La Petite Fille
Reda Oumouzoune L'Acrobate Mocap
Zlata La Cyber-Femme
Geoffrey Carey Voix Limousine
Annabelle Dexter-Jones L'assistante photographe
Elise Caron
Corinne Yam
Laurent Lacotte Voix Limousine (voice)

Producers

Editors

Nelly Quettier

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