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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 »

Director:

Jacques Rozier

Writers:

Michèle O'Glor (scenario and dialogue), Jacques Rozier (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

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

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 September 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Adio, Philippine See more »

Filming Locations:

Girolata, Corsica, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

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An overrated work.
25 September 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee 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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