Holy Motors

Holy Motors


Holy Motors review

Film description

Holy Motors is a Palme d'Or nominated French film starring Denis Lavant and Edith Scob.

Directed by Leos Carax (Tokyo!), Holy Motors is a journey through an eerie Paris that morphs and changes form.

Lavant plays Monsieur Oscar, a strange figure who is chauffeured around in a white stretch limo by Celine (Scob).

He has a fully equipped theatrical dressing room in the back of the car, and prepares for a series of "appointments" by getting into various elaborate and deeply preposterous disguises, checking his briefing documents and pulling latex over his face.

He is in turn, a captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man and many more besides. At one point, he even dresses up to kidnap model Eva Mendes.

Sound barmy? Carax's drama seeks to ask questions on whether or not we are all actors playing are part in our own lives. Following the positive praise Holy Motors' early Cannes screening received, we're excited to see Carax's Lynchian-like drama on screen. 

Are you intrigued by Holy Motors? Or does the thought of one person playing so many roles seem silly? Make sure to leave a comment below and stick to this page until the film opens in the UK on 28 September 2012.

Release Dates

UK Cinema release
September 28th 2012
UK Blu-ray release
January 28th 2013

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