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Alice and Martin (1998)

Alice et Martin (original title)
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A young man starts an affair with a woman - his brother's friend. Their relations are being tested because of obscure secrets hidden in the past.

Director:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$500,896

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$500,896
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Alice: I love you despite what you did. All I want is to be with you.
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Soundtracks

Laura's Theme
Written & Performed by Craig Armstrong
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excellent
8 December 1999 | by stribog77See all my reviews

In her review of 'Alice et Martin' in Cinopsis, Marina Bergamelli states that the reason why Techine made this film remains obscure.

For those people who understand and know that such emotional worlds exist, it is a cathartic masterpiece of great value.

It takes courage to make a feature film of this nature and am grateful to the people who undertook such an artistic endeavour.

Film would be dead without them.

Julian Flynn


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