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Alice & Martin (1998)
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Director:André Téchiné Producer:Alain Sarde Screenplay by:André Téchiné, Olivier Assayas, Gilles Taurand Music by:Philippe Sarde Cinematography:Caroline Champetier  Edited by:Martine Giordano Running time:124 min Country:France Language:French Genre:DramaSubtitle: English  Starring: Juliette Binoche as Alice, Alexis Loret as Martin, Mathieu Amalric as Benjamin, Marthe Villalonga as Lucie Sauvagnac (Martin''s stepmother), Pierre Maguelon as Victor Sauvagnac (Martin''s father), , Romance , Spain

Carmen Maura as Jeanine (Martin''s mother), Jean-Pierre Lorit as Frédéric Sauvagnac,

Erik Kreikenmayer as Francois Sauvagnac, Jeremy Kreikenmayer as Martin as a child,

 

 

Special Features:
- Interview with Juliette Binoche (08:00, in French with English subs)
- Interview with Alexis Loret (04:53, in French with English subs)
- Deleted Scenes
- Behind the Scenes Footage (21:04)
- Soundtrack Samples
- Theatrical trailer


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Alice et Martin (US title: Alice and Martin) is a 1998 French film, a psychological drama, directed by André Téchiné. It stars Juliette Binoche and Alexis Loret. It is Téchiné''s second collaboration with Binoche after the 1985 film Rendez-vous. The plot follows the two title characters, Martin, a male model, and Alice, a struggling violinist. Their romance is shattered when Martin''s troubled past begins to haunt him.

The script was written by André Téchiné and his frequent scriptwriting partner Gilles Taurand with the help of Olivier Assayas. Filming took place on location in France (Paris and the southwest Cahors region and Duravel in the Lot valley) and Spain (Granada), where Martin''s climactic breakdown occurs.

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.





 





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