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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

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

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Awards:
  • Grand Prix des Rencontres Internationals de Prades 1962.


  • Grand Prix de la Fédération Française des Ciné-Clubs 1963.


  • Ducat d'Or du Festival de Mannheim 1963


  • Prix du Meilleur Premier Film d'Oberhausen 1963.


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An overrated work.
25 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Like most of the nouvelle vague works ,"Adieu Philippine" seems dated now.Some people will praise it to the skies ,other will find it a bit boring and tedious.

The first part is the best:the depiction in a quasi documentary way of the TV studios,the meal at the hero's home where his parents and grand-parents are discussing barroom politics ,the stupid commercials -the movie was prophetic for that matter-.The spontaneity of the actors is convincing.

There's a sword of Damocles hanging over the hero's head:in two months ,he will be drafted and will have to fight in Algeria ,French dirty war.That's perhaps the most amazing thing:nobody,neither the future soldier nor his girlfriends or relatives seem to take it seriously.He will go,period.That makes the movie unintentionally a bit reactionary,particularly if we compare it to old wave Autant-Lara's contemporary "tu ne tueras point".

The second part is nouvelle vague flesh on the bone:a very loose plot, and a very loooong ending.Sincerely,I doubt the 2002 audience can relate to such amateurish directing.Some will say the hero wants to make the best of what is left to him :but nothing vibrates and everything seems hollow.

The movie was a flop and did get critical acclaim afterwards.So,my opinion is probably not very orthodox.


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