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Farewell, Friend (1968)

Adieu l'ami (original title)
After an overseas deployment, two former French Foreign Legion members plan to break into the vault of a French corporation.

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Dino Barran
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Olga Georges-Picot ...
Isabelle Moreau
Bernard Fresson ...
L'inspecteur Antoine Méloutis
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Dominique 'Waterloo' Austerlitz
Ellen Bahl ...
Martha
Jean-Claude Ballard ...
Un inspecteur de police (as Jean-Claude Balard)
Michel Barcet ...
L'inspecteur Muratti
Stéphane Bouy ...
Un homme à Neuilly
André Dumas ...
Le directeur du personnel
Steve Eckardt ...
Le baraqué
Marie-Noëlle Gresset ...
(as Marie-Noelle Gresset)
Lisette Lebon ...
Gilberte
Marianna Falk ...
Catherine
Sandrine Schmidt
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After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited by a coincidence. The doctor has made a promise to a friend which involves his breaking into a safe to return some improperly removed bearer bonds. When he hides in an office building to accomplish his task, he is followed by the mercenary, who is out to steal the contents of the safe. Locked inside the building together, they reluctantly agree to cooperate in cracking the safe. However, surprises await them both and in the end, they both must rely on 'the honor among thieves' to straighten everything out. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The only one to help him is his enemy.


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For the French soundtrack, Charles Bronson's voice was purposely dubbed with a very strong American accent by director John Berry. See more »

Quotes

Dino Barran: Give me your word.
Franz Propp: I ain't got one.
Dino Barran: Give it to me anyway.
Franz Propp: Very well friend.
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Referenced in Seto no hanayome: Farewell, Friend (2007) See more »

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Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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Superb
15 April 2003 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

This movie is definately one of my favorite movies in it's kind. The interaction between respectable and morally strong characters is an ode to chivalry and the honor code amongst thieves and policemen. It treats themes like duty, guilt, word, manipulation and trust like few films have done and, unfortunately, none that I can recall since the death of the 'policial' in the late seventies. The sequence is delicious, down to the essential, living nothing out and thus leading the spectator into a masterful plot right and wrong without accessory eye catching and spectacular scenes that are often needed in lesser specimens of the genre in order to keep the audience awake. No such scenes are present or needed. The argument is sand honest to the spectator; An important asset in a genre that too often achieve suspense through the deception of the audience. No, this is not miss Marble... A note of congratulations for the music is in order A film to watch and savor every minute, not just to see.


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