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Farewell, Friend (1968)

Adieu l'ami (original title)
After an overseas deployment, two former French Foreign Legion members plan to break into the vault of a French corporation.

Director:

Jean Herman

Writers:

Jean Herman (screenplay), Sébastien Japrisot (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Dino Barran
Charles Bronson ... Franz Propp
Olga Georges-Picot ... Isabelle Moreau
Bernard Fresson ... L'inspecteur Antoine Méloutis
Brigitte Fossey ... Dominique 'Waterloo' Austerlitz
Ellen Bahl Ellen Bahl ... Martha
Jean-Claude Ballard Jean-Claude Ballard ... Un inspecteur de police (as Jean-Claude Balard)
Michel Barcet Michel Barcet ... L'inspecteur Muratti
Stéphane Bouy Stéphane Bouy ... Un homme à Neuilly
André Dumas André Dumas ... Le directeur du personnel
Steve Eckardt Steve Eckardt ... Le baraqué
Marie-Noëlle Gresset Marie-Noëlle Gresset ... (as Marie-Noelle Gresset)
Lisette Lebon Lisette Lebon ... Gilberte
Marianna Falk Marianna Falk ... Catherine
Sandrine Schmidt Sandrine Schmidt
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Storyline

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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The only one to help him is his enemy.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

8 August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Farewell, Friend See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,800,000, 31 December 1968
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the doctor's office there is a calendar that says Dec. 20th, Mercredi, so assuming it's accurate this was filmed in 1967. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in The Big Sleaze (2010) See more »

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Adieu L'Ami
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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A good star vehicle for American actor Charles Bronson
28 April 2013 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee 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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