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4,722 Ratings

Holy Motors

Directed by Léos Carax
France, Germany, 2012
  • French, German
  • German, Romanian


Spun off from the director’s short from the omnibus feature Tokyo!, this twisted, offbeat comedy depicts a day in the life of a mysterious, identity-shifting man named Monsieur Oscar.

Our take

After over a decade away, Leos Carax returned in 2012 with this jukebox genre-experiment: a playful and perplexing fantasy buoyed by a tour de force performance from the inimitable Denis Lavant. As a man of many identities, Lavant’s clowning, slapstick physicality is put to exceptionally great use.

Holy Motors Directed by Léos Carax

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2012 | Winner: Award of the Youth

Village Voice Film Poll

2012 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Actor

2012 | 3rd place: Best Director

2012 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2012 | 2 wins including: Best Film

2012 | 3rd place: Best Director

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