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Alice et Martin (1998)

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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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André Téchiné

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Binoche ... Alice
Alexis Loret Alexis Loret ... Martin Sauvagnac
Mathieu Amalric ... Benjamin Sauvagnac
Carmen Maura ... Jeanine
Jean-Pierre Lorit ... Frederic Sauvagnac
Marthe Villalonga ... Lucie
Roschdy Zem ... Saïd
Pierre Maguelon ... Victor Sauvagnac
Eric Kreikenmayer Eric Kreikenmayer ... Francois Sauvagnac
Jeremy Kreikenmayer Jeremy Kreikenmayer ... Martin - Child
Kevin Goffette Kevin Goffette ... Christophe
Christiane Ludot Christiane Ludot ... Laurence
Véronique Rioux Véronique Rioux ... Musician 1
Corinne Hache Corinne Hache ... Musician 2
Mauricio Angarita Mauricio Angarita ... Musician 3
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

If life is a trap, love is the escape.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

France | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish | German | English

Release Date:

4 November 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice and Martin See more »

Filming Locations:

Grenada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,350, 23 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$498,106, 22 October 2000
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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Soundtracks

Alice et Martin (thème principal)
Composed by Philippe Sarde
Arranged by Hubert Bougis
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by David Snell
André Ceccarelli (drums), Stan Suzman (tenor saxophone), Roland Romanelli (accordion)
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A great French movie! Binoche and Téchiné at their best!
11 January 1999 | by Marc-38See all my reviews

Have you been waiting to see Juliette Binoche again in her first role after her Academy Award winning performance in "The English Patient"? Are you interested in the new film by the director of "Les voleurs / Thieves"? Do you want to see a young actor he promises to be great French movie star? If so, you should definitely go and see "Alice et Martin" which I consider one of the best films I've seen in a long time. It's the story of Martin, a young man from a small town in the "province" and the way his disturbing past effects his first love to an older woman (Binoche). Although the screenplay sometimes doesn't deliver the most realistic dialogues and scenes, it's an highly emotional, artistic and intelligent movie, brilliantly acted and well directed. French cinema at its very best. Not to be missed by all fans of French films.


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