A bonkers trailer, for a bonkers film, by a bonkers director? Check out this ‘Holy Motors’ trailer and clip

I have read nothing but good things about French director Leos Carax’s big return to feature length films, Holy Motors. Sadly I missed this when it had a very limited cinema release here in the UK at the end of September, but thankfully the wait for the DVD & Blu-ray is not too far off. The date has been set for the home video release here in the UK of 28th January 2013.

Holy Motors see’s Carax return to directing feature length movies after thirteen years, with his last full length film being 1999’s Pola X. The film had a hugely successful festival run this year, and it is still going strong in the US where is recently showed at both The New York Film Festival and New York New York. Reviews have been exceptional, with many calling the film “indescribable” and totally “insane”, but it appears to be the sort of film which has people talking about it long after it has finished.

A new trailer has go on-line, presumably to build on its US cinema release, so after failing to show the trailer ahead of its UK theatrical release, I shall rectify those errors by sharing this new trailer today. It is wild, mental and incredibly hypnotic and I cannot wait to lay eyes on this intriguing masterpiece. Not only has a new trailer landed, but also a bizarre new clip that you should really watch without any explanation, so check them both out after the lengthy and equally mental synopsis.

Holy Motors is written and directed by Leos Carax, and the films features a cast which includes: Denis Lavant, Kylie Minogue, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Elsie Lhomeau and Jeanna Disson.


Over the course of a single day, Monsieur Oscar 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 Celine, 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 Pere-Lachaise cemetery, ferrying her to his underground lair in the sewers.

Then he’s the melancholy father of a teenage daughter, followed by a shadowy assassin sent to kill his own doppelgaenger, 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. Monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, futuristic sex fantasia… HOLY MOTORS is all of these and, then again, none of these. It is a ravishing, shape-shifting, fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again. From celluloid magic to the digital data stream, Monsieur Oscar’s epic journey of the soul is all of our dreams.



About Matt Wavish 9999 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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