Holy Motors (2012)

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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, heʼs a ninja warrior transformed by cuttingedge technology into a reptilian sex god. Next heʼs 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 heʼs 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 Oscarʼs epic journey of the soul is all of our dreams.
Holy Motors Release Date
In Theaters October 17, 2012
Holy Motors Credits
Starring: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob and Eva Mendes
Directed by: Leos Carax
Produced by: Martine Marignac, Albert Prévost, and Maurice Tinchant
Distributor: Indomina Group
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2012 was a really, really hard year to sum up in list form, and a top 20 would really be more appropriate to reflect the astonishing variety of blockbusters, out-of-nowhere successes and totally tiny arthouse stuff that grabbed me this year. A lot of these movies snuck up on me, only revealing their brilliance long after I'd written a review or thought I'd forgotten about it. Plenty of those not on this list did the opposite, making an amazing first impression and fading so quickly
by Katey Rich December 17, 2012 discussion comments
Holy Motors Trailer Dazzles, Confuses And Tells Us Next To Nothing Holy Motors Trailer Dazzles, Confuses And Tells Us Next To Nothing
“It’s so weird,” the photographer exclaims, looking at abnormal Parisian Oscar (Denis Lavant). That could summarize Carax’s film in a nutshell. Lavant reportedly plays numerous characters in the film. And yet, despite a stream of critical raves and a slew of mesmerizingly gorgeous visuals, the trailer doesn’t say a whole heck of a lot about the finished product.
by Sean O'Connell October 22, 2012 discussion comments
Operation Kino 85: The Great Holy Motors, And The So-Bad-It's-Great Alex Cross Operation Kino 85: The Great Holy Motors, And The So-Bad-It's-Great Alex Cross
This week on Operation Kino, we've got our makeup mirror and our limo driver ready, as we review the experimental, very beloved new French film Holy Motors. From there we use one of the week's other new releases, Alex Cross, to talk about the phenomenon of movies that are so bad they're good, and whether that's actually a legitimate way to enjoy a film
by Operation Kino October 20, 2012 discussion comments
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