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?
Secrets have the power to change the course of history.
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23 September 2009 (France)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The subtitled English language translation of the picture's French language opening prologue states: "This film is based on events which led to the fall of the Soviet Bloc, putting an end to a world dominated by two opposing powers." See more
The Kiev's subway station "The Golden Gate" is shown as a Moscow's subway station. Actually the station "The Golden Gate" was built 8 years later - in 1989. See more
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