CAST

Denis Lavant

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(Monsieur Oscar)
DENIS LAVANT began his film acting career in 1982, appearing in minor roles before his breakthrough in BOY MEETS GIRL in 1984, the first of several collaborations with director Léos Carax, including BAD BLOOD, THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE (in which he played a fire-breathing vagabond opposite Juliette Binoche), the “Merde” segment of TOKYO! and HOLY MOTORS. Other key works among dozens of film roles spanning more than three decades include Claire Denisʼ BEAU TRAVAIL (1999), in which he played a French foreign legion officer in Djibouti, East Africa, Veit Helmerʼs experimental Expressionist romance TUVALU (1999), Jean-Pierre Jeunetʼs World War I drama A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (2004) and Harmony Korineʼs MISTER LONELY (2007), in which he portrayed a Charlie Chaplin impersonator. Lavant is also an accomplished stage actor, delivering memorable roles in French productions of The Seagull, Romeo & Juliette and Richard II. Harmony Korine once declared Lavant to be his favorite actor, comparing him to Buster Keaton, Humphrey Bogart and James Dean.

Édith Scob

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(Céline)
EDITH SCOB launched her career as a screen actress in a quartet of
films from the director George Franju, including HEAD AGAINST THE WALL (LA TETE CONTRE LES MURS; 1958), THÉRÈSE DESQUEYROUX (1962), JUDEX (1963) and, in an iconic central performance, EYES WITHOUT A FACE (LES YEUX SANS VISAGE; 1960), playing a young woman whose face was horribly disfigured in an automobile accident, prompting her to wear a face-like mask for much of the film, which is widely considered a horror classic. Scob has worked steadily through the decades with art-house mavericks including Luis Buñuel, Raoul Ruiz, Pedro Costa, Patrice Leconte and Olivier Assayas.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue - Holy Motors

(Eva / Jean)
KYLIE MINOGUE is an Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter and actress.  Known around the world simply as “Kylie,” Minogue has sold 68 million albums and won both the Brit and the GRAMMY award. In 2001 her single “Canʼt Get You Out of My Head”(employed as a ring tone in HOLY MOTORS) reached number one in more than 40 countries, including the U.S.
She began her film career with the Australian teenage period romance THE DELINQUENTS in 1989, followed by roles in STREET FIGHTER (1994), MOULIN ROUGE! (2001), in which she played the Green Fairy, THE WIGGLES GO BANANAS (2009), and the gritty indie JACK AND DIANE (2011).

Eva Mendes

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(Kay M.)
EVA MENDES began her career in b-movies in the early 1990s before catapulting into the Hollywood mainstream with TRAINING DAY (2001), 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (2003), ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (2003) and HITCH (2005). Her work in independent productions includes WE OWN THE NIGHT (2007), BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS (2009), LAST NIGHT (2010).

Michael Piccoli

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(The Man with the Birthmark)
MICHAEL PICCOLI is a legend of the French screen who has appeared in more than 170 movies, including classic gangster and policiers of the ʻ60s and ʻ70s. He has worked with dozens of maverick directors including Alain Resnais, Jean Renoir, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Lelouche, Jacques Demy, Claude Sautet, Louis Malle, Agnès Varda, Luis Buñuel, Costa-Gavras, Alfred Hitchcock, Marco Ferreri, Jacques Rivette, Nanni Moretti, Jacques Doillon, Mario Bava, Manoel de Oliviera, Raul Ruiz and Theo Angelopoulos.