Adieu l'ami Cover
|Directed by||Jean Herman|
|Produced by||Serge Silberman|
|Written by||Sébastien Japrisot|
|Music by||Françoise de Roubaix|
|Running time||95 minutes|
Adieu l’ami (Farewell friend) is a 1968 French-Italian film directed by Jean Herman; producer Serge Silberman, screenplay by Sebastien Japrisot. 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. 
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
- Alain Delon – Dino Barran
- Charles Bronson – Franz Propp
- Olga Georges-Picot – Isabelle Moreau
- Brigitte Fossey – Dominique 'Waterloo' Austerlitz
- Bernard Fresson – Insp. Antoine Méloutis
- Marianna Falk – Catherine
- Ellen Bahl – Martha
- Jean-Claude Ballard – police inspector
Wild East released this on a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD alongside Rider on the Rain, also starring Charles Bronson, in 2011.
- "Adieu l'Ami". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
- "Honor Among Thieves (1968) ". www.allrovi.com. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
- "Adieu l'ami (Farewell, Friend) (Honor Among Thieves) (1968) ". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
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