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Eva Mendes doesn't get a lot of screen time in Leos Carax's nutty and beguiling art house hit "Holy Motors," but she sure leaves a mark. In what is arguably the most memorable scene in a film that's stocked full of them, a sultry looking Mendes plays an American model who is abducted on a photo shoot by a ghastly leprechaun that goes by the name of "Merde" (Denis Lavant in one of his many "Holy Motors" disguises), only to find herself singing the little beast a lullaby in a dank sewer lair moments later. It's a scene made manifestly more bizarre simply because Mendes is in it. This is a long way from "Hitch." As it turns out, Mendes' participation wasn't merely a stunt on Carax's part -- she sought him out. As she reveals below in an exclusive 1:1 with Indiewire, Mendes is at a point in »


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