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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Loret ...
Benjamin Sauvagnac
Jean-Pierre Lorit ...
Frederic Sauvagnac
Marthe Villalonga ...
Pierre Maguelon ...
Victor Sauvagnac
Eric Kreikenmayer ...
Francois Sauvagnac
Jeremy Kreikenmayer ...
Martin - Child
Kevin Goffette ...
Christiane Ludot ...
Véronique Rioux ...
Musician 1
Corinne Hache ...
Musician 2
Mauricio Angarita ...
Musician 3


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.


Drama | Romance

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and language | See all certifications »





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Release Date:

4 November 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alice and Martin  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$21,350 (USA) (21 July 2000)


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

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1.66 : 1
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Not the best French film, but decent nonetheless
13 August 2000 | by (Beautiful Silver Spring, Maryland) – See all my reviews

A weirdly inconsistent film, mixing hamfisted direction with an occasional obsessive attention to telling detail, seemingly shallow interactions with deeper thoughts, and Juliette Binoche's acting with Alexis Loret's acting. Loret can't act at all, even though he is pretty. This is not a great French film, but there's a lot to like about it nonetheless. Juliette Binoche is in fact that pretty, and she can act too. It has some (but not all) of the unforced naturalness that distinguishes French cinema. And it does not look upon its audience as a bunch of slack-jawed troglodytes, always a plus. Seven of ten, not the thing to convince someone to enjoy French cinema but pleasurable nonetheless.

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