Holy Motors (2012)

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Holy Motors (2012) – Leos Carax

Summary: A mysterious man named Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) is driven to a number of ‘appointments’ by his driver Céline (Édith Scob), who is also a very close friend.  His ‘appointments’, in and around Paris, could be described as taking on different lives, or throwing himself into different roles as an actor, with no camera or direction.  Either way, the reason of why remains secretive and unknown.

My review:  If you’re into the surreal, visually stunning and all things incredibly odd then this is a must watch.  I loved how the pace of the film weaves, like the narrative itself, in and out of various film genres, different emotions and contrasting themes.  One minute you’re laughing, the next you’re consumed and captivated, although you may not be able to explain why and when you start to think about it – boom – here comes the next appointment.  No time to think, only time to try to take it all in, no good trying to make sense of any of it!  This film is like a journey to me, as if us, the audience, is sitting in the Limo with Oscar not knowing what’s about to come next.  I absolutely loved it, seen it once and want to see it again and again!  Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue give outstanding performances also.

Rating: 5/5

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