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Adieu Philippine (1962)

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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25 September 1963 (France)  »

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Adiós Filipina  »

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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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The last New Wave film?
14 June 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a very uneasy amalgam of a satire on the French television industry (the production of a cheap show called Montserrat), a commentary on French society (the dinner scene with Michel's family spouting slogans), and an improbable travelogue on Corsica. Since it does not--could not--hang together to form a unified work, my rating is lower than it might be.

The acting is first rate especially the two young women, Liliane and Juliette, who act with an impressive naturalness. Vittorio Caprioli is excellent as the oily and fairly stupid Pachali, a man who promises everything and delivers nothing. I'm left with the feeling that if Jacques Rozier could have kept to a central theme when writing the scenario the movie would have been really memorable, in the way of the first two Doinel films of Truffaut, or Godard's Bande a part.


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