After the mysterious death of his father, 20-year-old Martin (Alexis Loret) spends three weeks on the run eventually arriving in Paris at the door of his half-brother Benjamin(Mathieu Amalric, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Quantum of Solace), a struggling actor. Benjamin's friend Alice (Juliette Binoche, The English Patient) answers, hesitantly inviting Martin into the apartment and into the unconventional life she shares with Benjamin. Alice is nervous and brittle, obviously harbouring her own private grief. At first she resents Martin's presence in the apartment, however she gradually begins to care for the young man and eventually falls deeply in love with him. Their happiness is short lived when Martin's past comes back to haunt him and Alice begins a quest to find out exactly how Martin's father died. Alice et Martin is a meditation on family, romance, and the search for contentment, from French director André Téchiné (Les Voleurs, Ma Saison Préférée).