Russian Espionage and Christian Carion's film "Farewell"

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Filmmaker Christian Carion and CIA veteran Jack Divine discuss Russian spies and international espionage in the 1980s. Carion’s film “Farewell” is set in Moscow in 1981, and recounts the true story of a disenchanted KGB colonel who gives top-secret documents to a French businessman working in Russia in an effort to end of the Cold War and create a better world for his son.

“Farewell” opens in New York July 23 at Lincoln Plaza and Sunshine Cinemas.


Christian Carion and Jack Divine
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Comments [4]


They have back door ways of communication amid political theater - we had an embassy, for heaven's sake

Jul. 06 2010 02:24 PM
Jim from Manhattan

Why is one of Leonard's guests on speaker phone???

Jul. 06 2010 01:40 PM
olivier Marcon

My favorite author, Romain Gary, was fluent in french, english and russian (his mother's tongue) he was french ambasador to the United nations and rumor has it that the U.S. diplomacy hated his ability to communicate directly with the russians...

Jul. 06 2010 01:35 PM
Mike from Tribeca

Fred Ward plays Ronald Reagan? I never miss a film that features that wonderful actor.

Jul. 06 2010 12:59 PM

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