Adieu l'ami

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Adieu l'ami
Adieu l'ami Cover.jpg
Adieu l'ami Cover
Directed by Jean Herman
Produced by Serge Silberman
Written by Sébastien Japrisot
Starring
Music by Françoise de Roubaix
Cinematography Jean-Jacques Tarbės
Edited by
Distributed by
  • Greenwich Film Production
  • Medusa Distribuzione
Running time 95 minutes
Country
  • France
  • Italy
Language French

Adieu l’ami (Farewell Friend) is a 1968 French-Italian film directed by Jean Herman; producer Serge Silberman, screenplay by Sebastien Japrisot.[1] The film was released in the United States in 1973 under the title "Honor Among Thieves", that version of which is available on DVD from Lionsgate.[2] [3]

Plot summary[edit]

Demobilised after the war in Algeria, legionnaire Franz Propp tries to get army doctor Dino Barran to go to the Congo with him. But Barran feels he has to help the beautiful Isabelle Moreau, whose lover he accidentally killed in Algeria. She wants him to take a job in a big firm in Paris, where his assistant will be an attractive girl called Dominique Austerlitz, and over the Christmas break to secretly return some missing documents to the safe.

Propp, who has found work as a pimp, follows Barran into the building and overhears that there are also millions in wages in the safe. He wants the money, while Barran merely wants to fulfil his promise to Isabelle. After much arguing and fighting the two unwillingly co-operate and get the safe open, to find the money has been taken. They also find they are locked in the strong room with no light, air, food or drink. Escaping eventually through a shaft, they find a security guard shot dead. Successfully getting out of the building, they try to get onto a flight at the airport but Propp is caught by the police. Despite intensive interrogation, he never talks.

Barran meanwhile, who has persuaded Dominique to shelter him, offers to talk to the police. They follow him to the scene of the crime, where Dominique is to look for evidence of his innocence, when Isabelle appears with a gun. In a fracas she shoots a policeman, whereupon both girls are killed by a police machine gun. It was the two of them who had taken the money, killed the guard, and tricked Barran into being their fall guy.

Cast and roles[edit]

Releases[edit]

Wild East released this on a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD alongside Rider on the Rain, also starring Charles Bronson, in 2011.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adieu l'Ami". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Honor Among Thieves (1968) ". www.allrovi.com. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Adieu l'ami (Farewell, Friend) (Honor Among Thieves) (1968) ". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-29.