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Alice et Martin (1998)

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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Benjamin Sauvagnac
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Jeanine
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Victor Sauvagnac
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Francois Sauvagnac
Jeremy Kreikenmayer ...
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Laurence
Véronique Rioux ...
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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 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.

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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4 November 1998 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$21,350 (USA) (23 July 2000)

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$498,106 (USA) (22 October 2000)
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Alice: I love you despite what you did. All I want is to be with you.
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Written & Performed by Yann Tiersen
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Borrrrrrrriiiiiinnnnnggggggg
7 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big Binoche fan but could not have been more disappointed with this film. There is little or no justification given for the demonization of Martin's father and the flat, bland relationship between Alice & Martin leaves one wondering why they'd stay together in the first place. Sure, Techine wants us to think Martin's father was a harsh on his illegitimate son but there's little or no supporting evidence. Standing in the rain, big deal. Punishing him for pretending to be sick. Ho hum. This reminded me of Bresson's "The Devil, Probably" as I really didn't give a damn about any of the characters or why they were in such supposed anguish. Speaking of anguish, you would think Martin's mother would have felt a little remorse about the consequences of her fateful decision (after all, Martin was happy w/ her and didn't want to go) but she didn't seem care about him anyways. In the end, I didn't either.


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