Director: Leos Carax
Writer: Leos Carax
Starring: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue
Released: August 23, 2012
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 116 minutes
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 doppelganger, 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.
Denis Lavant M. Oscar, Le banquier, La mendiante, L'OS de Motion-Capture, et al
Edith Scob Celine
Eva Mendes Kay M
Kylie Minogue Eva Grace (Jean)
Elise Lhomeau Lea (Elise)
Jeanne Disson Angele
Michel Piccoli L'homme a la tache de vin
Leos Carax (LC) Le dormeur / Voix Limousine
Nastya Golubeva Carax La petite fille
Reda Oumouzoune L'acrobate Mo-Cap
Zlata La cyber-femme
Geoffrey Carey Le photographe / Voix Limousine
Annabelle Dexter-Jones L'assistante photographe