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Holy Motors

Not Rated In Theaters 10/17/2012 , 115min.
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Plot & Details

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 cuttingedge 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 an, 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.
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre(s): Art and Experimental,Fantasy
  • Run Time: 115min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 10/17/2012
  • DVD Release Date: 02/26/2013
  • Distributor(s): Indomina Releasing
  • Director(s): Leos Carax
  • Starring: Denis Lavant , Edith Scob , Kylie Minogue , Eva Mendes
  • Themes: Actor's Life
  • Tone: Atmospheric,Humorous,Moody,Outrageous
  • Keywords: impersonation
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (10-17-2012),USA - Expanding (11-09-2012)
  • Language: French

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor - Runner-up Denis Lavant Won

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