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Farewell, Friend (1968)
"Adieu l'ami" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Dino Barran
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Olga Georges-Picot ...
Isabelle Moreau
Bernard Fresson ...
Insp. Antoine Méloutis
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Dominique 'Waterloo' Austerlitz
Marianna Falk ...
Catherine
Ellen Bahl ...
Martha
Jean-Claude Ballard ...
A police inspector
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Michel Barcet ...
Insp. Muratti
Antoine Baud
Stéphane Bouy ...
Man from Neuilly
Béatrice Costantini ...
Young patient (as Béatrice Constantini)
Guy Delorme ...
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André Dumas ...
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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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Alain Delon, like many French, had admired Machine-Gun Kelly (1958), one of the first Bronson's starring vehicles, and he invited Bronson to co-star with him in "Adieu, L'Ami". See more »

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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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A good star vehicle for American actor Charles Bronson
28 April 2013 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

Adieu L'ami/Farewell,Friend is a near perfect film in which a viewer is assured that there is all possibility of entertainment guaranteed.This is because apart from strong men in the form of maverick actors namely Alain Delon and Charles Bronson,there are also good performances by beautiful women such as Brigitte Fossey and Olga Georges Picot.It is true that "Adieu L'ami" respects all the conventions of heist film genre but it cannot be classified as an ordinary heist film as it is only until the end that the viewers have to guess about the actual perpetrators of a financial crime.This effect has been created by treating everybody as a suspect.As a different type of heist film, the theme of men being overshadowed by women develops slowly.This gives viewers ample time to develop their loyalties.Before directing this film, Jean Herman had already made around 15 short films.As far as screenwriter is concerned, this is Sébastien Japrisot's second film.He is best remembered for having written "L'été Meurtrier" for Jean Becker (Jacques Becker's son) which starred Isabelle Adjani and Alain Souchon.


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