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Adieu l'ami
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Jean Herman (screenplay)
Sébastien Japrisot (dialogue)
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Release Date:
8 August 1973 (USA) See more »
After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Alain Delon ... Dino Barran

Charles Bronson ... Franz Propp
Olga Georges-Picot ... Isabelle Moreau
Bernard Fresson ... Insp. Antoine Méloutis

Brigitte Fossey ... Dominique 'Waterloo' Austerlitz
Ellen Bahl ... Martha
Jean-Claude Ballard ... A police inspector (as Jean-Claude Balard)
Michel Barcet ... Insp. Muratti
Stéphane Bouy ... Man from Neuilly
André Dumas ... Personnel director
Steve Eckardt ... Big man
Marie-Noëlle Gresset (as Marie-Noelle Gresset)
Lisette Lebon ... Gilberte
Marianna Falk ... Catherine
Sandrine Schmidt
Catherine Sola ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antoine Baud ... (uncredited)
Béatrice Costantini ... Young patient (uncredited)
Guy Delorme ... Man from Neuilly (uncredited)

Raoul Guylad ... Insp. Gorik (uncredited)
Sylvain Levignac ... A passerby at Saint Lazare (uncredited)
Jacques Marbeuf ... Parachutist (uncredited)
Claude Salez ... Parachutist (uncredited)
Gilbert Servien ... A police inspector (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Tribout ... A police inspector (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Herman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Herman  screenplay
Sébastien Japrisot  dialogue
Sébastien Japrisot  screenplay
Sébastien Japrisot  story

Produced by
Serge Silberman .... producer
Original Music by
François de Roubaix 
Cinematography by
Jean-Jacques Tarbès 
Film Editing by
Hélène Plemiannikov 
Production Design by
Jacques Dugied 
Costume Design by
Tanine Autré 
Production Management
Willy Pickardt .... production director
Sound Department
Jean Labussière .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Adieu l'ami" - France (original title)
"Honor Among Thieves" - USA (reissue title)
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115 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Japan:G (2015) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1969) | Norway:16 | Portugal:17 (original rating) (censored) | Portugal:M/18 (re-rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (nf)

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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 »
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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
New interpretation of plot, 2 January 1999

It is my personal opinion that "adieu l´ami" is one of the most underestimated movies of alain delon. Its psychological structure is of a highly complex density and needs to be analysed more. Especially the ambivalent role of women, sex and violence makes plenty of different interpretations possible. I propose to view "adieu l´ami" as an early outlook to the risky and multi-individualistic lifestyle and social attitude of the late ninetees. Comparing now the plot of "adieu l´ami" to the reality of western societies it must be seen as a masterpiece of impressing directive power.

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