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Farewell begins in 1981, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. US/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 Brezhnev. Grigoriev begins passing him highly sensitive information about the Soviet spy network in the US. Torn between the fear of putting his wife and children in danger and the desire to know more, Froment brings the documents to the French government. Soon, the flow of information reaches the White House and brings the Soviet regime to the tipping point of collapse, forcing the KGB to escalate its search for the leak, and placing the two men and their families in extreme peril.
Finally, a spy drama without gratuitous explosion and combat! Instead of the "ass-kicking" so typical of Bond-like films, this masterpiece relies on poignant dialogue to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Alex
The "Farewell Dossier" was a French DST espionage operation in the Soviet Union. It uncovered with 250 specific names and locations a gigantic Soviet industrial espionage... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Edward M. Roche Esq
Watching the movie and comparing it to the book shows how Hollywood continues to take "creative liberties" with history. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Hans Dieter Wulf
This film, based on true historical data, was engaging from start to finish. The acting is superb, the approach to Cold War themes is subtle but not too obscure, and the overall... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Margaret P. Schaller
I like the movie. Different perspective on the cold war and covers a little known subject. However, the disc wouldn't play on my Bru Ray machine. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Dr. William M. Krushat
But the disk was in poor condition and kept stopping. I tried to clean it and that didn't work! :(
Will have to buy an new dvd when i am in a real store.
An engrossing tale in the best traditions of John Le Carre, Graham Greene and others. The viewer is drawn into the action by the atmosphere, photography and perfect acting. Read morePublished on November 22, 2012 by Rosemary M. Read
This French thriller of international spying and intrigue may make you never agree to pass along messages if you're posted to Moscow. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by C. O. DeRiemer
Farwell is a great spy film. It packs in some drama, some thrills, and is mostly entertaining. It's not an action film so don't go into this expecting a James Bond flick, you may... Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Jonathan