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Here's Exclusive New Promo Art For HOLY MOTORS!

Nordling here.

One of the best moments in Leos Carax's HOLY MOTORS is when Oscar (Denis Levant) assumes the role of Merde the Troll, all decked out in his green suit, chomping on flowers and wandering around to the GODZILLA theme.  It's easily the strangest character in a movie chock full of them, but it's also damn funny as well, especially when he interrupts an Eva Mendes photo shoot and the photographer becomes smitten with Merde's weirdness.

I'm really curious to see how the movie holds up to a second viewing - those people who saw it for the second time at Fantastic Fest told me it got even better the second time.  So I'll be sure to catch it when it when it comes in my area - it's being released by Indomina in New York on October 17th, and released nationally on November 9th.  In the meantime, here's a new piece of promotional art for the movie, with the character of Merde front and center:

HOLY MOTORS really is something quite different, and I hope it hits audiences the way it hit me (and many others) at Fantastic Fest.

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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  • Oct. 12, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    man, that is one ugly poster

    by Stifler's Mom

    looks like an ad for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    My eyes hurt

    by ATARI

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    At least it's original

    by Taragor

    It is a trippy poster but I like that. I think that is what the message is trying to convey. Remember the Fear and Loathing Poster? In today's generic poster world of photo-shopping actors in from different photo shoots (I'm looking at you Avengers) at least this has "some" artistic attempt. I love the old school days of hand painted posters and good creative teasing.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Them French.

    by CodeName

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, what is this and what the hell is going on?

    by golden tribw

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    It only makes sense if you're high

    by twogunjames

    And by high, I mean high on drugs, not in an airplane or something.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    It only makes sense if you're high

    by beamish13

    the go-to comment from American morons when they venture outside of their comfort zones

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    what if you're high and....high?

    by thedude2010

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by SteveGoBoom

    that is a penis coming out of the mouth of the creature in the bottom right corner, right?

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by Pat

    I hope it isn't abstract for abstract's sake. That sort of thing held appeal for me when I was in my twenties but not so much these days. Some dude in a funny green suit eating flowers and walking to the Godzilla theme into an Eva Mendes photoshoot only for the photographer to become enamored with Roger Murtaugh once said, "That's pretty fuckin' thin." But I reserve judgment until I see it.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Yes, stevegoboom and that is a vagina-faced monster...

    by Danny Boil the left, waiting for said penis, details which just sold me on this movie.

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by evergreen

    I hope it isn't abstract for abstract's sake

  • Oct. 12, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Only makes sense if your low...

    by Darth Macchio

    Like really low. Like, put a bullet in your mouth but then the...other guy...spits it out. And then lots of glass smashing and growling, kicking. Lots of sirens and old ladies screaming themselves horse. Kids crying and crapping their diapers. Cats and know the drill. And what's with the nascent love of facial cocoa-puffs? Mendes isn't hideous but that thing on her lip - it it her unborn twin sister? A third misplaced nipple? A third eye? Same for Cindy C - what the hell is that thing and why didn't you remove it? Why would women without them choose to put a fake one on their face? Always remember fellas, that cocoa-puff will be old one day...old and large and pissed off and sprouting hair...old lady moles are only about judgment. judgment on all of us. you, me, the grandkids. it's just a freakin mess all around.


  • Oct. 12, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I hope it makes money

    by evergreen

    I like money.

  • Oct. 13, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Lets make a movie about TURDS next...

    by doom master

    real turds... Since we're already pandering about with a pretentious one...