Adieu Philippine (1962)

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Michel is a young technician in the fledgling TV industry and is due for military service in two months at the time of the Algerian War. Juliette and Liliane are inseparable best friends, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Aimini ...
Michel Lambert
Daniel Descamps ...
Stefania Sabatini ...
Yveline Céry ...
Vittorio Caprioli ...
David Tonelli ...
Horatio (as Davide Tonelli)
Annie Markhan ...
Juliette (voice)
André Tarroux ...
Régnier de l'Isle
Christian Longuet ...
Michel Soyet ...
Arlette Gilbert ...
Madame Lambert - la mère de Michel
Maurice Garrel ...
Monsieur Lambert - le père
Jeanne Pérez ...
La voisine
Charles Lavialle ...
Le voisin
Patricia Andrieux


Michel is a young technician in the fledgling TV industry and is due for military service in two months at the time of the Algerian War. Juliette and Liliane are inseparable best friends, and aspiring actresses, who hang around outside the TV studio. Michel invites them in to watch, flirts with them both, and dates them separately and together. When Michel goes on a holiday to Corsica, just before he is drafted, the girls follow. Written by Will Gilbert

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Italian censorship visa # 44287 delivered on 11-12-1964. See more »


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This is indeed "nouvelle vague" in ways many other films of the time claimed to be but really weren't. The "innocent" onlookers on the side look at the camera, the dialog seems improvised to a large degree and the actors/actresses "introduced" were for the main part never heard from again. There's not really much of a plot as there were in many N.V products and at times it feels invented as it was made. The comedy throughout and the joyful music lighten the restrictions (and making it seem more 'nouvelle vague") but there are several elements just below the surface which are in sharp contrast. Two girls who swore fidelity in friendship are torn apart, the young protagonist is off the fight a very unpopular war, the young man who refuses to talk about his experiences fighting in Algeria... The film survives as an historical document of new ideas in French film-making of the time and as such rather severely dates itself. It's easy to understand why it was so popular when it was made but that fact works against it decades later.

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