Weird & wonderful, rich & strange – barking mad, in fact! That’s what critics say about the upcoming Holy Motors movie, which comes from director Leos Carax. But let us see what you think about this film so far! We have another cool trailer for the whole thing, this time much better look at Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes, as well as the leading stars Denis Lavant and Edith Scob. Completely weird 2-minute video, you’ll see…
The movie centers on Lavant as Monsieur Oscar who, over the course of a single day, travels by limousine around Paris to a series of nine appointments, transforming into new characters or incarnations at each stop.
Fetched in the morning by Céline, played by Scob, his trusty chauffeur on this surreal journey, Oscar begins the day as a captain of industry.
Then he becomes a gypsy crone, begging for spare change on a bridge over the Seine. Inside a digital production facility, he’s a ninja warrior transformed by cutting edge technology into a reptilian sex god.
Next he’s a gibberish-spewing troglodyte who kidnaps a fashion model from a photo shoot in Père-Lachaise cemetery, ferrying her to his underground lair in the sewers (just for a record, Mendes stars as that model, named Kay M.)
Then he’s the melancholy father of a teenage daughter, followed by a shadowy assassin sent to kill his own doppelgänger, a dying old man, and finally a thwarted lover revisiting a flame from his past atop a decaying Right Bank department store next to the Pont-Neuf.
Looks like Holy Motors is monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, futuristic sex fantasia – all of these and, then again, none of these.
From celluloid magic to the digital data stream, Monsieur Oscarʼs epic journey of the soul is all of our dreams.
The rest of the Holy Motors cast also includes Cordelia Piccoli, Elise Lhommeau and Jeanne Disson.
The movie is now playing in New York, and will expand to more theaters on November 9th, 2012.
So, any thoughts?