Movie Details & Credits
Release Date: September 04, 2009 | Nord-Ouest Productions, Le Bureau, Pathé!, France 2 Cinéma, CinéCinéma, Une Hirondelle Productions, Cofinova 5, Blackfeet Pictures, Canal+
Summary: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece of history - largely unknown until now - “one of the most important espionage cases of the 20th century.” FAREWELL begins in 1981, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A French businessman based in Moscow, Pierre Froment, (Guillaume Canet) makes an unlikely connection with Grigoriev (Emir Kusturica), a senior KGB officer disenchanted with what the Communist ideal has become under Brezhnev. Grigoriev begins passing Froment highly sensitive information about the Soviet spy network in the US.
Director: Christian Carion
Runtime: 1 h 53 min