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Holy Motors (2012)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  4 July 2012 (France)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

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Mr. Oscar / Le Banquier / La Mendiante / L'O.S de la Motion Capture / M. Merde / Le Père / L'Accordéoniste / Le Tueur / Le Tué / Le Mourant / L'Homme au Foyer
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Céline (as Édith Scob)
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Eva Grace (Jean)
Elise Lhomeau ...
Léa (Élise)
Jeanne Disson ...
Angèle
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L'Homme à la tache de vin
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Le Dormeur / Voix Limousine (as LC)
Nastya Golubeva Carax ...
Reda Oumouzoune ...
L'Acrobate Mocap
Zlata ...
La Cyber-Femme
Geoffrey Carey ...
Le Photographe / Voix Limousine
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Elise Caron
Corinne Yam
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

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The movie is dedicated to Russian actress Yekaterina Golubeva, the woman of Leos Carax's life and the mother of his child. See more »

Quotes

L'Homme à la tache de vin: What makes you carry on, Oscar?
Mr. Oscar: What made me start, the beauty of the act.
L'Homme à la tache de vin: Beauty? They say it's in the eye, the eye of the beholder.
Mr. Oscar: And if there's no more beholder?
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"Katya, for you" with a picture of Yekaterina Golubeva during the closing credits. See more »

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How Are You Getting Home?
Written by Ron Mael
Performed by Sparks
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Weird and Pointless. Period.
22 December 2012 | by (Quezon City, Philippines) – See all my reviews

This film was topping a lot of year-end critics lists. I was wondering how this could be with such a puzzling, even ugly, title. This of course piqued my interest to watch the film. Now, I honestly wish I didn't.

I cannot even describe any coherent "plot". I do not even think there is one. We see a guy Oscar (fearlessly played by lead actor Denis Lavant) who was taken around in a white stretch limousine by his lady- chauffeur Celine. He transforms himself with make-up, prosthetics and costumes into various strange characters as if trying to accomplish a Treasure Hunt game list of tasks to do.

Some of his characters seemed straightforward enough, like an old lady beggar ignored on the street or a sad father to a pre-teen daughter. Others are way out of the box, like playing a CG snake with a motion- capture outfit or a victim of a shoot-out. But to put it in a sentence, EVERYTHING in this film meant absolutely NOTHING.

The weirdest of which was the long and bizarre episode which notably featured Ms. Eva Mendez. This started with Oscar dressed like a demented madman eating flowers from a cemetery, who crashed a photo shoot and abducted the model (Mendez) then took her to a cave, dressed her in a burqa and then laid down on her lap naked and fully erect!

Now, did that make any sense at all to you? Enough said about the rest of this pretentious nonsense.


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