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Farewell 2009 123movies

Farewell 2009 123movies

Some secrets have the power to change the course of history.Sep. 04, 2009113 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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?
Plot: An intricate thriller about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Right after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. 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 Froment highly sensitive information about the Soviet spy network in the US.
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The Very Moving Emir Kusturica
We just returned from seeing this film as part of the Annual French Film Festival at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, 7/10/10. In the U.S., we have an expression sometimes used to express one’s admiration for a certain talented actor/actress who is riveting to watch on screen.I will use this expression here w/ regards to the lead actor, ” I could watch Emir Kusturica read the phone book”. It is his performance more than any other single factor, that causes me to think very highly of this film.It is a rare thing to watch a film about a real life hero without seeing a film that is also maudlin, clichéd or too simplistic.

But in “Farewell” I felt that the story was compelling,and the screenplay was well written,economical, completely believable and well acted.There were no unnecessary scenes and the whole thing mostly made sense, as sad as that sense was.The cinematography was crummy, but you can’t have everything.Besides,I was so mesmerized by K’s performance that I didn’t really care that much about the cinematography, because my eyes were always focused in on him.As I exited the theater I felt like I had just been hit by a truck, and I am still feeling this film.

Review By: film_ophile Rating: 9 Date: 2010-07-10
Not much suspense but authentic atmosphere
In this film the adage “truth is stranger than fiction” is well demonstrated. The real story of Vladimir Vetrov, the KBG Colonel who leaked vital details of the Soviet spy network to the West in the early 1980’s is even more bizarre that the story related here, where Colonel Sergei Gregoriev (Emir Kursturica) uses a French electronics engineer Pierre Froment (Guillaume Canet), resident in Moscow, to pass secrets to the French domestic intelligence agency, the DST, and on to the CIA. Sergei ruled out using the DSGT, the French external intelligence service because he was aware it had been penetrated by the KGB. As it is the story here is a little lacking in tension despite the larger than life Sergei becoming more and more reckless as the story progresses .Some of the minor parts are pure vaudeville, Fred Ward’s Ronald Reagan for example. However the two principals Kursturica and Canet, both prominent film directors, completely contrasting personalities, are very convincing. The 80’s cold war atmosphere is well re-created – even the credits are vaguely menacing.

As in several recent spy stories “based on real events” the viewer is left with the impression that the West and Soviets had so thoroughly penetrated each other’s security defences that they might as well have monthly meetings to hand over each other’s secrets. This story does suggest that the Soviet Union was not able to keep up with Western technology, particularly in computing, and in resorting to stealing software the Soviets sowed the seeds of their downfall. In one instance the West was able to feed the Soviets with enough crook software to cripple their gas pipelines and cause a truly big explosion (without injuring a single person, apparently).

We do get considerable insight into what motivated Sergei, if not Vetrov (who seems to have been a less admirable character). Sergei is s true believer in communism, but he also fiercely loves his son, whom he wants to inherit something worthwhile. In a way the movie is as much about a parent sacrificing themselves for the sake of their child than the old spy versus spy routine. Froment is a less interesting character, but something inside him keeps him involved with the egregious Sergei despite his own misgivings and that of his wife Jessica (a refugee from East Germany with good reason to be afraid). Perhaps it’s the opportunity for an otherwise unremarkable person to do something important. Or maybe he just finds it hard to say “non” to a person as charismatic as Sergei.

This film is not an “edge of your seat” suspense thriller but it tells an absorbing story, and is a useful reminder of the spy paranoia that prospered during the cold war.

Review By: Philby-3 Rating: 7 Date: 2010-07-15

Other Information:

Original Title L’Affaire Farewell
Release Date 2009-09-04
Release Year 2009

Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min), 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (France), 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (USA)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Christian Carion
Writer Christian Carion, Serguei Kostine, Eric Raynaud
Actors Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Alexandra Maria Lara
Country France
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B
Laboratory Laboratoires Cinédia, Paris, France (8 mm), Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length 3,102 m (Portugal, 35mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak) (Fuji), 8 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Spherical (source format), Super 8 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Original title L'Affaire Farewell
TMDb Rating 6.4 84 votes

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