6.5/10
145
3 user

Alive (2002)

Vivante (original title)
After a brutal attack, a 19-year-old girl falls into a self-destructive cycle.

Director:

Sandrine Ray

Writers:

Antoine Lacomblez (adaptation), Sandrine Ray
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The two brothers Julien (Nicolas Duvauchelle) and Louis (Steve Le Roi) work on their father's steel barge, which he won't let them inherit. To keep the boat, they resort to stealing a ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Pradal
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Steve Le Roi
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An impossible love story between Yossi, a former IDF soldier, and Dora, a mysterious French photographer visiting Israel, as they both struggle in vain to leave their pasts behind

Director: Matan Guggenheim
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Oz Zehavi, Eli Eltonyo
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young Frenchman is determined to dump his girlfriend due to her invariable excessive tardiness.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Louis Garrel, Vahina Giocante, Mathieu Amalric
30 Beats (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A summer heat wave and a series of sexual encounters connect a group of New Yorkers.

Director: Alexis Lloyd
Stars: Condola Rashad, Justin Kirk, Jennifer Tilly
Love Battles (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman returns to her village after her father's death, who has never loved. She meets a man who spends his days cultivating the land and writing. Each of their meetings will culminate in a need for them to confront physically.

Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Sara Forestier, James Thierrée, Louise Szpindel
Riviera (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella.

Director: Anne Villacèque
Stars: Miou-Miou, Elie Semoun, Vahina Giocante
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Haïm
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Lila Says (2004)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two inner-city teenagers engage in an obsessive, innocent flirtation fueled by Lila's sexually explicit overtures.

Director: Ziad Doueiri
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Moa Khouas, Karim Ben Haddou
Laurels (2016)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A film festival assigns two directors the same hotel room, but one has a secret.

Director: David Brundige
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Alexandre Nahon, Rhian Rees
Boredom (1998)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Martin is a middle-aged philosophy teacher in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Lacking direction or purpose in his life, he initiates an affair with Cécilia, a young artist's model who might... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Kahn
Stars: Charles Berling, Sophie Guillemin, Arielle Dombasle
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A man stands before the insatiable desire of women, their sensual instincts and carnivores, their hilarious seduction games, their grace, their rudeness, their needs; love them.

Director: Jérôme de Missolz
Stars: Rémi Martin, Christine Boisson, Fabienne Babe
The Libertine (2000)
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The 'philosopher' (modernist intellectual of the French 18th-century Enlightenment) Denis Diderot is part of an aristocratic circle which practices the libertarian principles on the rural ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Aghion
Stars: Vincent Perez, Fanny Ardant, Josiane Balasko
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vahina Giocante ... Claire
Samuel Jouy Samuel Jouy ... Marty
François Berléand ... Le père
Fanny Cottençon ... Marie
Pierre Cassignard Pierre Cassignard ... Louis
Cécile Cassel ... Isa
Manuel Blanc ... Paul
Jérôme Marc Jérôme Marc ... Fred
Stéphane Metzger Stéphane Metzger ... Bruno
Julien Masson Julien Masson ... Phil
Eliane Lublin Eliane Lublin ... La prof de chant
Serge Blumental Serge Blumental ... Le patron de Claire
Laurent Bouhnik ... L'agresseur
David Saracino David Saracino ... Le jeune agresseur
Frédéric Andrau Frédéric Andrau ... L'agresseur lâche
Edit

Storyline

After a brutal attack, a 19-year-old girl falls into a self-destructive cycle.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 February 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alive See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,893
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Blue Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Like a TV movie, but with full-frontal nudity
21 November 2007 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

I saw this on the EuropaEuropa station, and like a lot of the films on that station it kind of has the feel of a TV movie, but with full-frontal nudity (it's French after all). A young college student with a bright future is brutally raped one night by a stranger. She doesn't tell anybody, but quickly sinks into a self-destructive bout of drinking, drugs, and promiscuous sex. This is kind of realistic I guess--there's a phenomenon where rape victims will often engage in consensual sex right afterwards, which in America anyway is sometimes used against them in court as evidence that they weren't really raped. I suppose women might find this movie pretty empowering.

One thing that bothered me personally though: the lead actress Vahina Giocante (odd name there)really has a great body, and while there is nothing at all erotic about the brutal rape scene, the subsequent sex scenes or the long scenes of her brooding in the bathtub are a different story. I think half the audience (i.e. men) might have a slightly different reaction to this movie than what was perhaps intended. In that respect, this kind of reminded me of two other recent French movies (which I probably also saw on EuropaEuropa), Catherine Breillat's "Romance", which was half tedious feminist diatribe and half really hot sex, and "Bad Company", which was kind of strange combination of an alarmist American TV movie about teenage girls and oral sex mixed with the traditional French penchant for borderline pedophilia. I liked this better than those two, but I can't help thinking that this kind French feminism and softcore sex is sort of at cross-purposes with itself. But then, maybe I'm just unsophisticated American, all the time I spend watching EuropaEuropa notwithstanding.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed