22 user 41 critic

Alice et Martin (1998)

1:15 | Trailer
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 »




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rendez-vous (1985)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Lambert Wilson, Juliette Binoche, Wadeck Stanczak
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Stars: Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Pierre Arditi
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Stefano Dionisi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This is an affecting story about a father's attempts to mend the breaches in the relationship between himself and his 10-year-old daughter. Emmanuel (Sami Frey) is the father of Elise (Mara... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Sami Frey, Mara Goyet, Juliet Berto
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Al and Elsa have been a couple for some time, but the chances that their relationship will be long-lived are few. For one thing, Al is appallingly dependent on Elsa for his every emotional ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Pradinas
Stars: Juliette Binoche, François Cluzet, Thierry Gimenez
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica
Disengagement (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A political drama centered around Israel's pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, in which a French woman of Israeli origin comes to the Gaza Strip to find her long ago abandoned daughter.

Director: Amos Gitai
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Liron Levo, Jeanne Moreau
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge.

Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Daniel Buain
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Marthe Villalonga
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Fred is a gambler and deep in debt. He owes crime boss Victor a lot of money and the time to pay has come. Gégé, his loyal friend, advises him to make money quickly, or face the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Decout
Stars: Philippe Léotard, Annie Girardot, Jacques Penot
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Hurt, Stephanie Buttle
Mauvais Sang (1986)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. His ... See full summary »

Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant


Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Loret ...
Jean-Pierre Lorit ...
Frederic Sauvagnac
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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


If life is a trap, love is the escape.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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





| | |

Release Date:

4 November 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alice and Martin  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,350, 23 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$498,106, 22 October 2000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Alice: He's like an extra terrestrial hobo!
See more »


Michelangelo 70
Written by Astor Piazzolla
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Give it a few hours to sink in.
11 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Martin, age 20, runs away from his rural French home under mysterious circumstances and ends up at his half-brother's flat in Paris, where he meets and falls in love with the half-brother's female roommate Alice, age somewhat older. When Alice informs him, halfway through the film, that she is pregnant, he has a flashback (which we don't see for a while yet) of what happened to make him flee his father's house, and for the rest of the film, while Martin languishes in a psychiatric facility, Alice must resolve the situation Martin created, a labor of love she doesn't hesitate to perform even though it involves the sacrifice of her own happiness.

The bad news: This is a long, slow movie, and the characters are not really as well-defined as they perhaps could have been, especially given the film's character-centered plot. The good news: It's really beautiful to watch, and when the end of the movie sneaks up on you, and you've given what you've seen a little while to sink in, it's so brilliantly sad that you just want to fly to Paris and find Alice and hug her or take her to dinner or something. Not a good choice for a first-date movie--rent the video and have a close friend over for wine and cheese.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Zach Braff tackles acting and directing on his new show "Alex, Inc.," and we take a look at the 15 most bingeable TV shows of all time.

Watch the show