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Alice and Martin

Alice and Martin

A Feature film by André Téchiné

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 04/11/1998


    Martin killed his father. His family has hidden the disgrace under a shroud of silence. The murder is smoothed over, passed off as an accident. Martin goes away to live in Paris. There, he meets Alice. Thanks to her, he manages to forget his deed. Alice and Martin are happily in love. Then one day, Martin finds out that Alice is pregnant. From that moment on, his past, his crime, come back to haunt him day and night. What can Alice do to help him hold onto his sanity?

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    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Alain Sarde

    Foreign production company :

    Vértigo Films

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma

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    Téchiné and screenwriter Gilles Taurand sharply etch a thrilling portrait of a murderer. Can someone as gentle, indecisive and harmless as Martin really have killed somebody? The entire film, in its vagabond, physical and deliberately casual way—just like Martin himself—tries to answer this wonderfully incorrect question. The answer comes when Alice gets pregnant, as though a future life might appease the dead. Along the way, the film says some magnificent things about women’s stubborn determination to be happy, about women’s ability to force the hand of fate, and about men’s tendency to bend to it. (Danièle Heymann in “Marianne,” November 2nd 1998)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Director of photography :

    Caroline Champetier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Production Designer :

    Ze Branco

    Costume designer :

    Élisabeth Tavernier

    Visual Effects :

    Bruno Maillard

    Screenwriters :

    André Téchiné, Gilles Taurand, Olivier Assayas

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Paul Mugel, Jean-Pierre Laforce, Michel Klochendler

    Editor :

    Martine Giordano

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Still Photographer :

    Marion Stalens

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    Feature film

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    Romantic comedy

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    France, Spain

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    Majority French (France, Spain)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 3 min

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    Posters (1)



    Festival Selections (4)

    BFI London Film Festival - 1999

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 1999)


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    Melbourne French Film Festival - 1999

    Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)


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    Sydney French Film Festival - 1999

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