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by 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... 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 through and around Paris. He’s like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the beautiful gesture, the mysterious driving force, the women and the ghosts of past lives.

But where is his true home, his family, his rest?

international title: Holy Motors
original title: Holy Motors
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Leos Carax
release date: FR 04/07/2012, BE 11/07/2012, ES 16/11/2012, CZ 29/11/2012, GR 29/11/2012
screenplay: Leos Carax
cast: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Michel Piccoli, Jean-François Balmer, Elise Lhomeau
cinematography by: Yves Cape, Caroline Champetier
film editing: Nelly Quettier
art director: Florian Sanson
music: Neil Hannon
producer: Martine Marignac, Maurice Tinchant
production: Pierre Grise Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Pandora Filmproduktion
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Les Films du Losange, Cinéart, Avalon, Aerofilms, Independenta Film


main awards/selection

Cannes Fim Festival 2012In competition
Sydney International Film Festival 2012
La Rochelle Film Festival 2012
Munich Film Festival 2012
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012
New Horizons Film Festival 2012
Locarno Film Festival 2012
Austin Fantastic Fest 2012
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2012
Sitges Film Festival 2012
New York Film Festival 2012
Vancouver International Film Festival 2012
CPHDOX Festival 2012
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012
Seville European Film Festival 2012
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2012
Stockholm International Film Festival 2012
Ottawa European Union Film Festival 2012
Turin Film Festival 2012
FAF Belgrade 2012
European Film Week (Argentina) 2012
Bergamo Film Meeting 2013

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