Holy Motors
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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From dawn to after nightfall, 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 . . . He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part . . . but where are the cameras? Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by Céline, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him in and around Paris. He’s like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the purely beautiful act, the mysterious driving force, the women and ghosts of past lives. But where is his true home, his family, his rest?
"The film is a form of science fiction, in which humans, beasts and machines are on the verge of extinction – 'sacred motors' linked together by a common fate and solidarity, slaves to an increasingly virtual world." Leos Carax

tags: Feature film

Cast: Denis Lavant, Édith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Élise Lhomeau


Screenplay: Leos Carax

Director of Photography: Caroline Champetier

Film Editor: Nelly Quettier

Costume Design: Anaïs Romand Afcca

Sound: Erwan Kerzanet

Producer: Karl Baumgartner

Production Company: Pierre Grise Productions

World Sales: Wild Bunch

Distributor: Arsenal Filmverleih GmbH

Director: Leos Carax