Monday, 22 October 2012

The "Holy Motors" Trailer has a South African Soundtrack!

I'm really excited to say that one of the best uses of music in a trailer this year comes from a South African band! Yes, the song at the end of the first official trailer for Holy Motors is "Come With Me Now" by SA band Kongos. Hit the jump for more on the movie.
First up, that trailer is AMAZING (song or no song)! It may not be everybody's cup of tea, but Holy Motors has been getting rave reviews ever since it debuted at Cannes earlier this year. The Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Consensus says this:

"Mesmerizingly strange and willfully perverse, Holy Motors offers an unforgettable visual feast alongside a spellbinding -- albeit unapologetically challenging -- narrative."

The film is sitting pretty on 92% fresh, which for this kind of crazy shit is, well, crazy shit. If you haven't heard of director Leos Carax, I strongly suggest you check out the cinematic triptych Tokyo! in which Carax directed the second part. It's bizarre beyond belief, and features what looks to be the same character as the flower-eating green guy in the trailer below. Watch it now. It made my Monday.

Here is the official synopsis of the film:

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, 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 CĂ©line, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him through and around Paris. He's like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the beautiful gesture, the mysterious driving force, the women and the ghosts of past lives. But where is his true home, his family, his rest?

When will we see it in SA? Heaven knows. It is being released in the USA about now.

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