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HOLY MOTORS

 

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Over the course of a single day, Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) 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 (Edith Scob, Eyes Without a Face), 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. Then he's the melancholy father of a teenage daughter, followed by a shadowy assassin sent to kill his own doppelgänger, and finally a thwarted lover revisiting a flame from his past next to the Pont-Neuf. Monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, futuristic sex fantasia...Holy Motors is a ravishing, shape-shifting, fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again. Co-starring Kylie Minogue, Eva Mendes and Michel Piccoli. Written and directed by Leos Carax (Pola X, Lovers on the Bridge

Rotten Tomatoes:  91% - 71 Fresh, 7 RottenMesmerizingly strange and willfully perverse, Holy Motors offers an unforgettable visual feast alongside a spellbinding -- albeit unapologetically challenging -- narrative.

AV Club:  A - "Holy Motors issuch a bravura, go-for-broke exploration of what movies can do—is so thrillingly, defiantly alive—that it contradicts its own mournful thesis at every turn. (Critics who saw its world première at this year’s Cannes Film Festival cheered with unaccustomed vigor, as if Carax had just single-handedly saved the medium.)

See you at the movie,

John



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  • John

    I said just about all I could say about the film. A piece of Cinema that the more we discovered the more we discovered there was to discover. After all, who were we when we were who we were when we were who we were? I will say that West Bridge is "Love at First Bite". Thank you Diane and Laura for speaking for the speechless.

    November 5, 2012

  • Laura

    Sorry I had to leave early

    November 5, 2012

  • Frank L

    I'm still saying "Wow"! What a movie! I think this was my first movie with the group in about a year. I miss you all. It was so nice to see familiar faces (even if some weren't talking!) and new ones too! The group continues to remain vibrant. I'm also glad we were able to keep the tables together. Virtual discussion groups of eight are nice and practical, but keeping the continuity between tables allows for some nice ancillary discussions (and food sharing!!). I recommend folks look at the wikidpedia entry for Holy Motors. It helped me. Plus the multiple reviews on Rottentomatoes.com I really want to go back and see some of Leos Carax (Alex Oscar anagram!) earlier works, esp. "Lovers on the Bridge", which starred Denis Lavant and Juliet Binoche (Be still my heart!) and "Pola X", based on Herman Melvilles novel "Pierre".
    I really liked the choice of restaurant. Different than usual, a little pricey, smallish portions, but I really really liked it!

    November 5, 2012

  • Janet

    October 31, 2012

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