Farewell

Farewell

DVD - 2011 | French
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In 1981 after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. U.S.-Soviet relations are at their lowest point in more than a decade. A French businessman based in Moscow, Pierre Froment, makes an unlikely connection with Grigoriev, a senior KGB officer disenchanted with what the Communist ideal has become under Brezhney. Grigoriev begins passing him highly sensitive information about the Soviet spy network in the U.S.
Publisher: [s.l. ] : NeoClassics Films, c2011
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Fare

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voisjoe1_0
Sep 25, 2016

Based on real events - Emir Kusturica plays a Soviet KGB member, disillusioned with the Soviet system, passes off secrets to a French engineer working in Russia. Getting caught could mean the firing squad for either one of them. Kusturica, who divides his time between directing and acting is excellent as a somewhat nonchalant spy. Confident he will never be caught, but often very close to being caught. Kusturica, has directed two Cannes Palme d’Or winners, a fete accomplished by just eight directors.

Samsung Dec 19, 2014

A must see for Canadians! We are directly linked to this important but unknown operation. Not mentioned in the movie, however. An enjoyable trip into the look of communist Russia and into the 1980s.

tmundy50 Jan 15, 2013

Excellent thriller based on true events. In French/Russian/English with subtitles.

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jimg2000
Aug 03, 2012

A version on the root cause of the collapse of the Kremlin and how USSR was forced into Perestroika during the Reagan and Gorbachev years.

Glencoe_Mike Jun 01, 2011

Nicely made French espionage thriller. It's fun to see the French take on this genre. Suspenseful.

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