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Holy Motors -- 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. Melding monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, anime, Léos Carax's mirthful, mind-bending masterwork is a ravishing fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again.
Holy Motors -- 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.
Holy Motors -- From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man...

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Leos Carax (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 July 2012 (France) See more »
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Plot:
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. | Add synopsis »
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36 wins & 56 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Denis Lavant ... 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

Edith Scob ... Céline (as Édith Scob)

Eva Mendes ... Kay M

Kylie Minogue ... Eva Grace (Jean)
Elise Lhomeau ... Léa (Élise)
Jeanne Disson ... Angèle

Michel Piccoli ... L'Homme à la tache de vin

Leos Carax ... Le Dormeur / Voix Limousine (as LC)
Nastya Golubeva Carax ... La Petite Fille
Reda Oumouzoune ... L'Acrobate Mocap
Zlata ... La Cyber-Femme
Geoffrey Carey ... Le Photographe / Voix Limousine

Annabelle Dexter-Jones ... L'assistante photographe
Elise Caron
Corinne Yam
Julien Prévost
Ahcène Nini
Laurent Lacotte ... Voix Limousine (voice)
David Stanley Phillips ... Voix Limousine (voice)
Matthew Gledhill
Hanako Danjo
Big John
Pierre Marcoux
Bastien Bernini
Elliot Simon ... Musicien de l'église
Quentin Auvray ... Musicien de l'église
Doctor L. ... Musicien de l'église (as Doctor L)
Bertrand Cantat ... Musicien de l'église
Alexandre Leitao ... Musicien de l'église
David Nzavotunga Kiala ... Musicien de l'église
Johann Riche ... Musicien de l'église
Clément Robin ... Musicien de l'église
Yao Dembele ... Musicien de l'église
Yves Abadi ... Musicien de l'église
Miguel Saboga ... Musicien de l'église
Grégoire Simon ... Musicien de l'église
Viviane Arnoux ... Musicienne de l'église
Hugo Boulesteix ... Musicien de l'église
Eloi Miehe ... Musicien de l'église
Michel Delahaye ... Voix Limousine (voice)
Leslie Palanker ... Voix Limousine (voice)
Camille Rutherford ... Voix Limousine (voice)
Adrien Guitton ... Voix Limousine (voice)
Johanna Nizard ... Voix Limousine (voice)
Kester Lovelace ... Voix Limousine (voice)
Sonia Brahim ... Doublure
Aurélia Jurca ... Doublure
William Blair ... Doublure
Álex Moreu ... Doublure (as Alex Moreu Garriga)
Zara Broughton ... Doublure
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

François Rimbau ... Homme aveugle (uncredited)

Directed by
Leos Carax 
 
Writing credits
Leos Carax (screenplay)

Produced by
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Martine Marignac .... producer
Albert Prévost .... producer
Maurice Tinchant .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Yves Cape 
Caroline Champetier 
 
Film Editing by
Nelly Quettier 
 
Casting by
Antoinette Boulat 
Elsa Pharaon 
 
Production Design by
Florian Sanson 
 
Art Direction by
Emmanuelle Cuillery 
 
Costume Design by
Anaïs Romand 
 
Makeup Department
Bernard Floch .... hair & make up designer
Olivier Seyfrid .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Didier Abot .... unit production manager
Paula Ambrosini .... production secretary
Jean-Charles Berlan .... assistant unit manager
Gilles de Caevel .... assistant production manager
Eugénie Deplus .... post-production manager
Olivier Jacob .... unit production manager
Frederic Jupin .... post-production supervisor: Eclair Numérique
Tristan Minault .... assistant unit manager
Albert Prévost .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Bobrowski .... third assistant director
Nadège Catenacci .... assistant director to the action choreography
Yann Chemin .... second assistant director
Daniel Darmon .... second second assistant director
Alexia de Khovrine .... third assistant director
Julie Gouet .... first assistant director
Basile Jullien .... additional third assistant director
Carole Reinhard .... assistant director: location scout
 
Art Department
Bertrand Alberge .... props
Nicolas Bachelet .... ripper
Christophe Ballu .... carpenter tracer
Céline Barray .... landscaper
Marie Barthes .... sculpture decorator
Isoline Favier .... carpenter
Tom Fèvre .... ripper
Julien Grisot .... ripper
Hélène Heitz-Binoth .... upholstry decorator (as Hélène Heitz Binoth)
Benoît Herlin .... property master
Pierre Hervé .... construction electrician
Pawel Lokczewski .... constructor
Nicolas Meunier .... carpenter tracer
Philippe Meynard .... chief painter
David Nouyrit .... chief painter
Philippe Oxaban .... upholstry decorator (as Philippe Oxaran)
Stephane Philly .... carpenter
Elodie Pujol .... painter
Christophe Rochard .... carpenter tracer
Jochen Rohrig .... chief carpenter (as Jochen Rorhig)
Martina Seeber .... painter
Diane Sorin .... designer: cybermonster
Gonzalez Stephane .... chief constructor (as Stéphane Gonzales)
Thomas Theret .... carpenter
Elsa Truscello .... assistant art director
Jean-Jacques Vassal .... chief constructor
Martin Viellerobe .... ripper
Jean-Noël Vincensini .... props
Jeremy Visconte .... carpenter (as Jérémy Visconte)
 
Sound Department
Julien Bouchez .... sound mix technician
François Boudet .... boom operator
Katia Boutin .... dialogue editor
Emmanuel Croset .... sound
Erwan Kerzanet .... sound
Michel Monier .... sound consultant: dolby
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Josefina Rodríguez .... sound editor
Samuel Rouillard .... sound assistant
Helene Seidl .... foley editor
Marcus Sujata .... foley mixer
Marcus Sujata .... supervising foley editor
Hélène Thabouret .... assistant sound editor
Hanse Warns .... foley mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Yoann Berger .... visual effects supervisor
Yoann Berger .... visual effects
Alain Bignet .... digital compositor
Alexandre Bon .... visual effects supervisor
Gaëlle Bossis .... digital compositor
Thierry Delobel .... visual effects director
Philippe Desfretier .... visual effects
Berengere Dominguez .... visual effects producer
David Gourmaud .... visual effects editor
Aurelie Lajoux .... lead senior compositor
Julien Lasson .... digital compositor
Sabine Lineres .... digital compositor
Olivier Lukaszczyk .... digital compositor
Gianni Manno .... digital compositor
Olivier Marci .... supervisor: 3D
Damien Maric .... visual effects producer
Jean-Francois Michelas .... digital compositor
Selim Mondzie .... visual effects artist
Fabienne Mouillac .... digital compositor
Philippe Nalet .... digital compositor
François Pellae .... credits designer
Jacques Perconte .... data wrangler
Aurore Rousset .... visual effects artist
Niranjan Siva .... digital compositor
Aurélie Villard .... digital artist
Virginie Wintrebert .... visual effects coordinator
Charles Zoller .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Sébastien Fouassier .... stunts
Reda Oumouzoune .... stunt double: Denis Lavant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... steadicam operator
Addellah Asmai .... grip (as Adbellah Asmaï)
Brice Bailly .... electrician
Adèle Belliot .... electrician
Patrice Birzin .... groupman
Michaël Boscher .... grip (as Mickaël Boscher)
Stéphane Bourgoin .... gaffer
Yves Cape .... additional cinematographer
David Caroff .... groupman
Mathieu Cassan .... video assistant
Camille de Chenay .... second assistant camera
Camille de Chenay .... still photographer
Thibault de Saint André .... electrician
Dominique Dehoua .... additional electrician
Mathieu Dequirot .... electrician (as Matthieu Dequirot)
Emmanuel Diaz .... groupman
Sébastien Fanchault .... grip
Pierre Fanet .... electrician
Yohann Guedj .... electrician
Raphael Jourdan .... key grip (as Raphaël Jourdan)
Tessa Louise-Salomé .... additional camera
Stephen Mack .... first assistant camera
Sebastien Messe .... additional electrician
Anthony Mialet .... electrician
Michel Monnaie .... electrician
Grégory Place .... electrician
Bruno Raquillet .... second assistant camera
Jean-François Rey .... electrician
Simon Roche .... second assistant camera
Bruno Seffino .... groupman
Jérémy Stone .... key grip
Kevin Strauch .... grip
Aymeric Tournier .... grip
Eddy Trouillot .... grip
Sylvain Zambelli .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Christel Baras .... casting
Christophe Daci .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Véronique Gely .... dresser
Anu Gould .... costumer
Marion Gouti .... costumer
Magali Lapoulle .... assistant costumer
Anne-Lucie Morelet .... costumer
Rachel Raoult .... dresser (as Rachèle Raoult)
Virginia Vogwill .... dresser (as Virginia Helen Vogwill)
Karin Charpentier .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mickaël Commereuc .... colorist assistant
Reginald Gallienne .... dailies color grader
Aurélien Grand .... dailies manager
Clément Guégan .... digital conformation
Audrey Kleinclaus .... lab post-production coordinator: Eclairgroup
Elif Uluengin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Daniel Kemper .... music recording engineer
 
Other crew
Jules-César Bréchet .... additional production staff
Sébastien Coulet .... travelling car
Katia de Vidas .... making-of cameraman
Tessa Louise-Salomé .... making-of director (as Tessa Ouvrier-Perrin)
Édith Pavageau .... administrator of production
Pierre Pessel .... assistant: Mlle Mendes & Mlle Minogue
Mathilde Profit .... script supervisor
Carole Reinhard .... location scout
Phil Symes .... publicist
Phill Zagajewski .... creative director
Phill Zagajewski .... stage manager
 
Thanks
Yekaterina Golubeva .... dedicatee
 

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115 min
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Trivia:
The song playing at the party where Monsieur Oscar picks up his daughter is 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' by Kylie Minogue, who plays Eva Grace (Jean) later in the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Angèle:I'll be punished?
Mr. Oscar:Yes. Your punishment, my poor Angèle, is to be you. To have to live with yourself.
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Movie Connections:
References Godzilla (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
Godzilla - Sinking of Bingou-MaruSee more »

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36 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
More like this!, 15 October 2012
Author: Stuart Park

We follow a day in the life of Monsieur Oscar being driven around Paris in a white stretch limo by Céline (his driver and secretary), who ferries him around from one 'appointment' to another. To get full enjoyment from this film stop there and watch it. Anything else you read may spoil or confuse and may not be entirely accurate.

For those intrigued to know more... Each one of Oscar's appointments could be played as its own short film. We realise that the limo is full of masks, make-up and costumes for Oscar to change his appearance to fulfil his role at each appointment. Throughout the film he changes his character about ten times to be different people, these include an old beggar woman, a powerful business man, a dying millionaire, a murderer, a kidnapper, a CGI snake, an angry uncle and husband to a chimp family. The film doesn't explain what or why each of these appointments are carried out although the audience is given a few hints to form their own conclusions. However 'why' is really not the point here, accepting that he just does makes the experience much more enjoyable. It's simply amazing to watch our character step into a completely different role and make it convincing. The argument he has with his young niece (if it's actually his young niece) is sheer brilliance, but somewhat disturbing at the same time. The character is convincing but it's not clear what is real and what isn't. This is all down to Denis Lavant as our main character and Leos Carax for some superb direction. In addition we are treated to some short but touching set pieces by Eva Mendes and Kylie.

This is essentially an art-house film, but unlike unlike other such films this is full of comedy, some subtle and some proper laugh-out-loud moments. Meaning it never takes itself too seriously and never talks down to the audience. The audience is definitely a needed extension to this film, especially if you allow yourself to be drawn in and experience the journey.

This is certainly very Lynchian and recommended for any fans of his work. After leaving the cinema I was still very caught-up in the world that Carax had created. I had the same feeling after watching Inland Empire and to a certain extent Cosmopolis.

I tend to be a harsh critic, but I really can't think of anything I didn't like. Kylie dropped in a song which could have been cringe-worthy, but actually worked well. Even the talking limos were there as comedy value rather than to annoy. As for plot holes, not only would it be impossible to find one, but also rather pointless as this film goes beyond that conventional way of thinking.

This is art done well; more please!

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