Alice et Martin (Alice and Martin) (2000)



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In this romantic French drama, auteur Andre Techine offers an intense, intimate look inside the complex relationship between two emotionally dysfunctional people. Neither Alice (Juliette Binoche) nor Martin (Alexis Loret) seem emotionally healthy enough to sustain a relationship, but somehow they manage to stay together amidst their many personal problems. The two met in Paris, where Martin fled after escaping the oppression of his recently deceased tyrannical father. Once in the City of Light, … More

Rating: R (for a scene of sexuality and language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Gilles Taurand, Olivier Assayas, Andre Techine
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 23, 2001
USA Films


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Critic Reviews for Alice et Martin (Alice and Martin)

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (16)

An involving love story between two emotionally damaged outsiders.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
Top Critic

The sheer neurotic intensity of Techine's characters -- characteristically stretching both backward and forward in time, as in a Faulkner novel--holds one throughout, as does Techine's masterful direction and many of the other performances.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
Chicago Reader
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Alice and Martin is not to be missed, particularly in this endless lull of summer.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
New York Observer
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For all the increasing sophistication of Téchiné's technique, the emotions he deals with are basic, and all the more powerful for it.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Techine keeps a tight rein on his actors' dramatics.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Alice et Martin has its faults, but there's some real meat here, in the performances and direction.

Full Review… | August 8, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Alice et Martin (Alice and Martin)


Complex romance about a couple in Paris working out their relationship and dealing with emotional scars of the past. The beautiful Juliet Binochet stars along with Alexis Loret & Mathieu Almaric. If you don't mind subtitles, it's definitely worth seeing.

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