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Holy Motors (2012)

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Directer:Leos Carax  Producer:Martine Marignac, Albert Prévost, Maurice Tinchant   Writter:Leos Carax  Cinematography:Caroline Champetier, Yves Cape  

Editor:Nelly Quettier  Running time:116 min    Country:France, Germany 

 Language:French, English, Chinese, Merdogon, Russian Genre:Drama Sci-Fi  

Subtitle: English Starring:Denis Lavant as Mr. Oscar, Édith Scob as Céline,

Eva Mendes as Kay M., Kylie Minogue as Eva / Jean, Élise L''Homeau as Léa / Élise,

Jeanne Disson as Angèle, Michel Piccoli as the man with the winemark,

Leos Carax as Le Dormeur

 

   

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ҧ:12 wins & 2 nominations

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 2nd place BSFC Award Best Actor
Denis Lavant 
Best Foreign Language Film
 
Cannes Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won Award of the Youth Leos Carax 
Nominated Palme d''Or Leos Carax 
 
Chicago International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won Gold Hugo Best International Feature
Leos Carax 
For the sheer beauty, originality and breathtaking scope of its cinematic vision.
Silver Hugo Best Actor
Denis Lavant 
For breathing life into a character who is alternately tragic, hilarious, shocking, profound, hideous, beautiful, wise - but always human - and, quite simply, unlike anything we''ve ever seen before.
Best Cinematography
Yves Cape 
Caroline Champetier 
For images that were achingly beautiful and inventive, and somehow managed to be always perfectly in sync with the confounding universe of the narrative.
 
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won LAFCA Award Best Foreign Language Film
Leos Carax 
2nd place LAFCA Award Best Actor
Denis Lavant 
 
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 2nd place NYFCC Award Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated NYFCC Award Best Actor
Denis Lavant 
 
Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won Best Director Leos Carax 
Best Film Leos Carax 
José Luis Guarner Critic''s Award Best Film
Leos Carax 
 

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...

Holy Motors is a 2012 French fantasy drama film written and directed by Leos Carax, starring Denis Lavant and Édith Scob. Lavant plays a man who travels between multiple parallel lives. It is Carax''s first feature film since 1999. The film competed for the Palme d''Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]

Plot
The film opens on a character known only as "Le Dormeur." After waking up one morning, he somehow locates and opens a secret door in his apartment, and wanders into a packed movie house where an audience watches King Vidor''s classic The Crowd, while a young child and a giant dog wander up and down the aisles. Meanwhile, Oscar rides to work in a white limousine driven by his close friend and associate Céline; Oscar''s job, it seems, involves using makeup, elaborate costumes, and props to carry out a number of complex and unusual scenarios. Of these, one has the actor performing an action sequence and simulated sex with an actress on a soundstage while he''s filmed by an off-camera director. Another sequence puts him in a sewer with Monsieur Merde, a character who first appeared in Carax''s segment in the omnibus picture Tokyo!; here, Merde falls in love with a beautiful model, Kay M., who accompanies him on a jaunt through a cemetery. Subsequent episodes cast Oscar in a deathbed melodrama, a gangster film, a musical alongside pop star Kylie Minogue, and much more.[3]




 





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