Adieu Philippine

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Adieu Philippine
Directed by Jacques Rozier
Written by Jacques Rozier
Michèle O'Glor
Starring Jean-Claude Aimini
Stefania Sabatini
Yveline Céry
Release date
  • January 8, 1962 (1962-01-08)
Running time
106 minutes
Country France
Language French

Adieu Philippine (French pronunciation: ​[a.djø fɪlɪpin], "Farewell, Philippine") is a 1962 French film directed by Jacques Rozier.[1] Although obscure and difficult to screen, it has been praised as one of the key films of the French New Wave.[2] It premiered at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.[3]


Michel is a bored young man in Paris about to be sent to Algeria in the army. He works as a technician at a TV station. One day he meets two teenage girls, Juliette and Liliane, and begins dating them both separately. Eventually the girls find out and Michel goes on vacation to Corsica to escape them. The two girls follow him there and the three search for a film director who owes Michel money. Juliette and Liliane watch Michel sail away on a boat headed for Algeria.



François Truffaut praised the film and called it "the clearest success of the new cinema where spontaneity is all the more powerful when it is the result of long and careful work."[4]


  1. ^ " review". 
  2. ^ "Daniel Kasman review". 
  3. ^ "Cannes Section parallèle". 
  4. ^ Truffaut, François. The Films in My Life. New York: De Capo press. 1994. ISBN 0-306-80599-5. pp. 325.

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