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L'affaire Farewell (2009)

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The French intelligence service alerts the U.S. about a Soviet spy operation during the height of the Cold War, which sets off an unfortunate chain of events.

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Pierre
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Grigoriev
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Jessica
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Natasha
Philippe Magnan ...
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Choukhov (as Oleksii Gorbunov)
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Alina
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Vallier
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Hutton
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Marc Berman ...
Jacques
Christian Carion ...
Favier
Evgeniy Kharlanov ...
Igor (as Yevgeni Kharlanov)
Lauriane Riquet ...
Ophelie
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In 1985, Sergei Gregoriev, a Soviet colonel, wants to force his nation to reform, so he leaks secret information to the West. He picks an unlikely contact, a Pierre Froment, French nebbish in the diplomatic corps. Gregoriev keeps a lot of balls in the air - a marriage, a teen son he's trying to bond with, a mistress who's a colleague at work; his tradecraft is equally reckless. Meanwhile, Froment keeps his spy work secret from his German wife, and Mitterrand uses Gregoriev's information to make France indispensable to Reagan and his government. When Gregoriev leaks a list of key Soviet moles and spies, Gorbachev is left without secret intelligence. Will Gregoriev get what he wants? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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spy | french | cold war | france | aids | See All (14) »

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23 September 2009 (France)  »

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€17,500,000 (estimated)
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Serbian actor Emir Kusturica, who portrays the character of Sergei Grigoriev, is also a famous Serbian film director, who has directed such acclaimed foreign films as Underground (1995), Dom za vesanje (1988), Life is a Miracle (2004), Black Cat, White Cat (1998), and Otac na sluzbenom putu (1985). See more »

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There is a poster of the movie "We are from the Jazz" on the theater window. This movie came out two years later - in 1983. See more »

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Featured in En bonne intelligence (2010) See more »

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Written by Freddie Mercury, Brian May,Roger Taylor, John Deacon and David Bowie\Performed by Queen
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Brilliant
11 June 2012 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

What a brilliant movie. Spies, lies,twisted mind games. No explosions, no bullets, no exciting background music, no old hat tricks. Inspite of that, or better, because of that, tense, suspenseful and original movie. Real spies are not superheroes, flying through the air, ducking hundreds of bullets, overpowering dozens of villains with their martial arts skills unparalleled in the universe. Most of the time they happen to be, timid or coerced or dedicated to a cause. Their job is not glamorous, they scurry like rats in a dark alley, they sweat and smell,sometimes they live, most of the time they die. Finally the real spy movie, deep and harsh, leaving the sickening feeling. As usual the decent, courageous people get shoved aside or get killed for a higher cause- saving some ambitious creep's ass.


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