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Holy Motors (2012) Movie Information

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Leos Carax


Denis Lavant
Edith Scob
Eva Mendes
Kylie Minogue
Elise Lhomeau
Michel Piccoli





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A man is driven through the streets of Paris where he takes on various roles: a family man, a wealthy industrialist, a murderer, a victim, a pauper - as he interacts with the people around him in this surreal odyssey. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan 04/28/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It's not too often that I'm left dumbfounded by a film but Holy Motors is, well, bizarre may not be a strong enough word. It's kind of completely off the rails - as Leos Carax gives us one man (Denis Lavant) playing many different roles - including the absolute insane Merde character he portrayed in Tokyo! (this time he gets to hang out with Eva Mendes). Also, there is an impromptu accordion interlude and a musical number that comes out of nowhere. I don't know if there are layers, theme or purposes going one here, but for Lavant's performance alone it is worth checking out. This movie is strange to the max, however, and will not be everyone's cup of tea.

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MikePA 12/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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To me personally, Holy Motors is a film that is easier to admire than to enjoy. Many people will like it, many will dislike it. Writer/director Leos Carax takes you on an oddly intriguing journey through the bizarre, as a man (performed beautifully by Denis Lavant) is acting as different people in different lives. I respectfully disagree with those who hail it as being some sort of masterwork, but the film is strange, gorgeous, majestic, and wonderfully original. Some of it I found to be forced, pretentious, and full of itself, while some of it I really liked. Did I admire the film for its craft? Yes. Did I actually enjoy it? Well, marginally. It's worth watching if you're into this type of weird cinema. 2.5/4

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Allison 10/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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If you don't like "weird", then by all means stay away from this film. If you don't mind going out on a limb, you will discover an alternate universe full of mystery and surprises. By no means a masterpiece, it is more like an adventure full of weird, weird, weird weirdness and beauty beauty and more beauty if you know what I mean. Take a chance on this bizarre work if you are bored.

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