Alice Et Martin

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Alice Et Martin Review


Everything that's wrong with French cinema is on display in Alice et Martin, a daring title for a film that, when translated, means... Alice and Martin. Martin is a troubled young French man (Alexis Loret) who runs away from country home, steals fruit and eggs along the way, and ends up in Paris, where of course he instantly becomes a male model. Here he meets musician Alice (Juliette Binoche), and soon enough she's pregnant. Then he goes nuts.

I didn't understand any of this, and I don't expect anyone else to, either. That is, unless you have a psychic connection with the screenwriter. There are long shots of the countryside, slow-motion shots of waves, and an old man falling down the stairs. What does it all mean? Hell if I know. Something about love, obsession, relationships? I know a lot of crazy people, and none of them act like this.

Of course, none of them are French...



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Production compaines: Les Films Alain Sarde, France 2 Cinéma

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Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

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Starring: as Alice, as Martin Sauvagnac, as Jeanine Sauvagnac, as Benjamin Sauvagnac, as Saïd, as Victor Sauvagnac

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