The Stainless Steel Rat (stainsteelrat) wrote,
The Stainless Steel Rat

Film Review: Holy Motors (2012)

Holy Motors (2012). Written and directed by Leos Carax. The film starts in a packed cinema with a sleeping audience. It then switches to a man who is in bed. He wakes up, lights a cigarette, and walks around his room. He finds an odd lock on a wall, which he then opens with a key shaped finger. A door opens, which leads to the cinema shown at the start of the film. The story then switches to a large beautiful house. A man (Denis Lavant) walks out the house and children shout, "Goodbye Daddy!", after him. He passes several cars and gets into a limousine, driven by a woman in white. Holy Motors is certainly a bizarre film. Lavant plays the main character, that switches from one situation to another as he plays different roles. It isn't clear what it all means ultimately, but the episodes and variety are fascinating, and kept me watching. To enjoy this you're going to need to be a fan of the weird (and also stand the subtitles, as it's in French). 3/5 (Average)
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