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Holy Motors (2012)

Holy Motors

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

October 17, 2012 (Limited)

Duration

115 min.

Studio

Indomina Group

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Excellent entertaining! It's a masterpiece.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Leos Carax

Producer

Martine Marignac, Albert Prevost, Maurice Tinchant

Screenwriter

Leos Carax

Starring

  • Denis Lavant
  • Edith Scob
  • Kylie Minogue as Eva Grace / Jean
  • Eva Mendes as Kay M.
  • Elise Lhomeau
  • Michel Piccoli
  • Jeanne Disson
  • Jean-Francois Balmer
  • Karl Hoffmeister

Story


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 Celine, 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 Pere-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 doppelgaenger, 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.

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Poster of Indomina Group's Holy Motors (2012)
A scene from Indomina Group's Holy Motors (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..narratively unhinged, beautifully shot and frequently hilarious..”
by Rob Nelson [Variety]
“..an exhilarating, lunatic odyssey that delves deep into the murky relationship between film and our dreams..”
by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph]
“..weird and wonderful, rich and strange - barking mad, in fact. It is wayward, kaleidoscopic, black comic and bizarre; there is in it a batsqueak of genius, dishevelment and derangement; it is captivating and compelling..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]