Oldman, Cotillard and Bowie in "The Next Day"

by Jonah Wolf

Gary Oldman stars in David Bowie's "The Next Day" as a crooked priest, first seen beating up a young beggar. He makes his way to a creepy bar where waiters serve trays of eyeballs and clergy buy dances from pale girls. Bowie's in the corner, in a Jesus-like robe, singing, "They can't get enough of that doomsday song." As the song crescendoes, a slatternly Marion Cotillard starts shooting blood from her palms, then all of a sudden reappears, cleansed of her makeup (and presumably, her sins). "Thank you everybody," says Bowie before ascending to heaven.

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