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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.
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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4 July 2012 (France) See more »
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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38 wins & 58 nominations See more »
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'Holy Motors' is tediously obscurist hogwash. See more (110 total) »

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:
Katarzyna Glinka
Fabien Hagege ... Spectateur (uncredited)

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
Sylvie Ferry .... special makeup effects artist
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
Julien Pernes .... vfx designer
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: additional
Brice Bailly .... electrician: additional
Adèle Belliot .... electrician: additional
Patrice Birzin .... groupman
Michaël Boscher .... grip: additional
Stéphane Bourgoin .... gaffer
David Caroff .... groupman
Mathieu Cassan .... video assistant
Camille de Chenay .... second assistant camera (segment)
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: additional
Yohann Guedj .... electrician: additional
Raphael Jourdan .... key grip (as Raphaël Jourdan)
Tessa Louise-Salomé .... additional camera (segment)
Stephen Mack .... first assistant camera
Sebastien Messe .... additional electrician
Anthony Mialet .... electrician: additional
Michel Monnaie .... electrician: additional
Grégory Place .... electrician: additional
Bruno Raquillet .... second assistant camera
Jean-François Rey .... electrician
Simon Roche .... second assistant camera (segment)
Bruno Seffino .... groupman
Jérémy Stone .... key grip
Kevin Strauch .... grip
Aymeric Tournier .... grip: additional
Eddy Trouillot .... grip: additional
Sylvain Zambelli .... first assistant camera (segment)
 
Casting Department
Christel Baras .... casting
Christophe Daci .... casting assistant
Rita Rego .... casting associate
 
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
Alexandra Pocquet .... colorist
Elif Uluengin .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Carole Reinhard .... location scout
 
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
Phil Symes .... publicist
Phill Zagajewski .... creative director
Phill Zagajewski .... stage manager
 
Thanks
Yekaterina Golubeva .... dedicatee
 

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Trivia:
Edith Scob, who plays chauffeur Céline, starred in the French horror classic Eyes Without a Face (1960), by director Georges Franju. Franju's cinema is the object of several homages throughout 'Holy Motors'. The mask that Céline puts on by the end of the film is a direct reference to 'Les yeux sans visage'.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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67 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
'Holy Motors' is tediously obscurist hogwash., 15 February 2013
Author: Jack Hawkins (Hawkensian) from England

The film is a parade of pseudo-intellectual claptrap, a mere montage of disjointed oddity; it has no direction, it just presents the viewer with one weird, meaningless image after another. I derive no positive emotion from a film that relies solely on ambiguous subtext, surrealism and symbolism.

I began to lose faith in the film by the 40 minute mark, each minute after that began to drag severely. There are scenes that are well acted and quite touching, but when they're thrown into this mess they're completely wasted. Some people have been flabbergasted by the suggestion that it's 'boring', I don't see what's so surprising about that, how can you be engaged by something that's so utterly meaningless?

Some people have praised its imagery, waffling on about how it 'celebrates the medium'. I agree it's striking and unconventional, but that's all it is; the best films achieve in both celebrating the medium of film and delivering strong, engaging narratives, whether they're simple or complex. Any idiot can throw together two hours of sheer meaningless oddity and claim it to be 'metaphorical' – it's weak filmmaking.

Even fans of the film have no idea what's going on, however many of them seem to relish mustering up their own vague, self-aggrandising interpretations of it. Although there are those who genuinely enjoy such ambiguity and have an honest approach to analysing the film, there are many that don't.

These are people who are likely to fiercely defend the film; typically, they will patronisingly label the film's critics as ignoramuses who need their narratives to be 'spoon-fed' to them. I cringe to think about the scores of obnoxiously pseudo-intellectual people who will attempt to revel in the utter poppycock that 'Holy Motors' serves by the shovel load. I apologise for such strong language, but it irks me.

This is as bad as avant-garde cinema gets; it's nothing more than an indulgence by Leos Carax.

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