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From dawn to night, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is – in turn – industry leader, assassin, beggar, monster, family man…

He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part — but where are the cameras? Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by Celine – the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him in and around Paris.

He’s like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the purely beautiful gesture, the mysterious driving force, the women and ghosts of past lives.

But where is his true home, his family, his rest?
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Leos Carax
Screenplay Leos Carax
Cinematography Caroline Champetier, Yves Cape
Cast Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Michel Piccoli, Élise Lhomeau, Jeanne Disson
Producers Martine Marignac, Maurice Tinchant
Co-Producers Albert Prevost, Karl Baumgartner
Production Company Pierre Grise Productions/Paris, in co-production with Theo Films/Paris, Pandora Film Produktion
Runtime 155 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Cannes 2012 (In Competition), Moscow 2012, Sarajevo 2012, Locarno 2012, Haugesund 2012, New York Film Festival 2012, Vancouver 2012, Cambridge 2012, Vladivostok 2012, Busan 2012, Chicago 2012, Molodist Kyiv 2012, Stockholm 2012, AFI Fest Los Angeles 2012, Listapad Minsk 2012, Thessaloniki 2012 (Opening Film), Tallinn Black Nights 2012 (Opening Film), Shanghai 2013, CPH PIX 2018
Awards Best in Competition Fantastic Feature Film, Best Director, José Luis Guarner Award & Best in Competition European Fantastic Sitges 2012
With backing from ARTE France Cinema, WDR/ARTE, Canal+, CNC, MEDIA, Mini-Traité, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Région Ile-de-France, La Procirep/Angoa, Soficinéma 8
German Distributor Arsenal Film/Tuebingen

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