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Alice and Martin (1998)
"Alice et Martin" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 November 1998 (France)
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At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They ... See full summary »

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Alexis Loret ...
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Benjamin Sauvagnac
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Jeanine
Jean-Pierre Lorit ...
Frederic Sauvagnac
Marthe Villalonga ...
Lucie
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Saïd
Pierre Maguelon ...
Victor Sauvagnac
Eric Kreikenmayer ...
Francois Sauvagnac
Jeremy Kreikenmayer ...
Martin - Child
Kevin Goffette ...
Christophe
Christiane Ludot ...
Laurence
Véronique Rioux ...
Musician 1
Corinne Hache ...
Musician 2
Mauricio Angarita ...
Musician 3
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At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains very mysterious about his past and the reasons why he left his family. But when Alice tells him she's pregnant, he is suddenly almost driven to madness, as his past comes back to his mind. Alice will now do anything she can to help him. Written by Billy

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If life is a trap, love is the escape.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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$21,350 (USA) (21 July 2000)

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$498,106 (USA) (20 October 2000)
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Quotes

Alice: Absence is the best way to distinguish real love from a flash in a pan.
Martin Sauvagnac: But I still prefer presence.
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Michelangelo 70
Written by Astor Piazzolla
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Disappointing
5 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

With Techine directing Binoche you would expect something special, something emotionally involving, something...good. But, sadly, this movie is, for the most part, disappointing. First of all we don't truly care about the characters, Loret, who plays Martin, is wooden and distant, and the blossoming relationship between the two leads is unconvincing. Binoche is on top form, a beauty to behold, but every time she's off the screen the film nosedives. Perhaps Alice's past should have been explored too. The psychological leash Victor has on Martin isn't tight enough to convincingly escalate into patricide. However, it isn't all bad. The cinematography is beautiful, in particular, when Martin opens his window, as a child, and is greeted by the snow falling. Golden Spain too. Alice Et Martin isn't diabolical, but with the talent involved, you would expect so much more. 6/10


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