Shot in 1960, Rozier’s film had to wait two years to get a release and even longer for its immense charm and honesty to be recognised. The hero, Michel, plans one last fling before being sent to Algeria on military service. Only slowly does he realise that the girls he takes with him on holiday love him for who he is, not for what he pretends to be. –BFI
Jacques Rozier was born in Paris in 1926. After he attended the IDHEC, he directed various short films and worked as assistant director to lean Renoir for French Cancan (1955). His first feature film, Adieu Philippine (1960) was completed thanks to the aid of Jean-Luc Godard, who made an effort to find him the necessary financial backing. Because this film was a commercial failure, Rozier was forced to work in television. He was not to return to feature films until 1969, when he made Du côté d’Orouët, another commercial failure. Rozier continued to work for national television and returned to the limelight in 1985 with his Maine-Océan, which critics have considered his most significant work. —Torino FIlm Festival
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