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Farewell - © Jean-Claude Lother


A Feature film by Christian Carion

Produced by Nord-Ouest Films, Le Bureau

Release in France : 23/09/2009


    Moscow, at the beginning of the eighties, in the middle of the Cold War.

    Sergey Grigoriev, a KGB colonel disappointed with his country's regime, decides to bring down the system. He makes contact with Pierre Froment, a young French engineer posted to Moscow. The highly confidential information Grigoriev passes to Froment quickly attracts the attention of the Western secret services.

    President Mitterand is alerted and decides to inform President Reagan: a huge spy network allows the Soviets to know everything about the scientific, industrial and military research being carried out in the West. The two heads of state decide to exploit this ultra-sensitive data transmitted by a mysterious Moscow source whom the French have baptized "Farewell."

    A simple man, Pierre Froment hence finds himself embroiled in one of the most astounding spy cases of the 20th century. A case that is way out of his league and that soon threatens his life and the lives of his family.

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    Nord-Ouest Films, Le Bureau

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    Pathé Films

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    Executive Producer :

    Christophe Rossignon

    Adaptation :

    Christian Carion

    Producers :

    Bertrand Faivre, Philip Boëffard

    Executive Producer :

    Ève François Machuel

    Voice :

    Espérance Pham Thái Lan

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Mertens

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Continuity supervisor :

    Lydia Bigard

    Music Composer :

    Clint Mansell

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Jorry

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Assistant directors :

    Thierry Verrier, Christian Alzieu

    Author of original work :

    Sergei Kostine

    Associate producers :

    Romain Le Grand, Léonard Glowinski

    Screenwriter :

    Éric Raynaud

    Director of Photography :

    Walther Vanden Ende

    Production Manager :

    Stéphane Riga

    Editor :

    Andrea Sedlackova

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Michel Simonet

    Casting :

    Gigi Akoka

    Sound Mixer :

    Florent Lavallée

    Location Manager :

    Thierry Cretagne

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    Feature film

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    French, Russian

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    100% French (France)

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    1 h 53 min

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