Perennial French bad boy auteur Leos Carax re-imagines the City of Light as the backdrop for nearly a dozen surreal adventures starring the filmmaker’s longtime collaborator Denis Lavant as a 21st century man of a thousand faces. Travelling in a white stretch limo, with his elegant, imperturbable female chauffeur (Edith Scob), he effortlessly transforms from Oscar, a conventional businessman, to a motion-capture acrobat, the leader of a boisterous accordion marching band, a sewer-dwelling leprechaun (who kidnaps a supermodel, played by Eva Mendes), an assassin, a bag lady, a forlorn lover (of Kylie Minogue) and… Michel Piccoli has a cameo as Oscar’s mysterious boss.
Directed by Léos Carax
Starring Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kyile Minogue
French with English subtitles
1 hr 56 mins, not rated