DVD - 2011 | French
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An espionage agent begins working against his own country for the good of the world in this drama based on a true story. Sergei Grigoriev (Emir Kusturica) is a Soviet intelligence operative who has become deeply disillusioned with life under Communism -- while he believes in the ideals the U.S.S.R. was founded upon, he feels they have been become hopelessly compromised by their current leadership, and that the old government must be brought down for the sake of future generations. With this in mind, Grigoriev strikes up a friendship with Pierre Froment (Guillaume Canet), a French engineer who is living and working in Moscow and has no idea his new pal is a spy. Once Grigoriev has gained Froment's confidence, he begins passing classified documents along to Froment with the understanding that they will then be forwarded to French intelligence. It soon becomes clear that what Grigoriev has to share are American state secrets and classified scientific documents confirming the KGB has been digging deep into U.S. security; when the CIA finds out just how much the Russians know, it sparks an international incident and fierce reprisals against the U.S.S.R.


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May 07, 2019

One great spy movie based upon true events!

Mar 03, 2019

Just a quick warning. A lot of the film is in Russian and French with English subtitles. There are no English subtitles or SDH for the English portions. Fortunately the English portions are not often and are fairly understandable with the volume turned up high ... if you are not too deaf.

Mar 15, 2017

One of the best spy movies I have ever seen. It really shows the tremendous risk they take for themselves and sometimes their families. A very gripping tale with excellent performances by the entire cast. You won't regret seeing this film!

Apr 22, 2016

This documentary is not about the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991; it is about the 15 high ranking American officials run by the KGB in the early 1980's and the extremely serious penetration of the US Govt. by the KGB. Later Aldrich Ames, (head of the CIA's dept. countering the Russians), and Robert Hansen (head of the FBI's dept. countering the Russians) were arrested in the early 2000's as tip of the iceberg penetration of the Russians.-Sue Arrigo, MD Director of Intelligence of the United Nations 22 April 2016

Mar 17, 2015

Interesting view into fall of the USSR - filled in some blanks in my knowledge of superpower history.

Samsung Dec 19, 2014

A must see for Canadians! We are directly linked to this important but unknown operation. Not mentioned in the movie, however. An enjoyable trip into the look of communist Russia and into the 1980s.

tmundy50 Jan 15, 2013

Excellent thriller based on true events. In French/Russian/English with subtitles.

Aug 03, 2012

A version on the root cause of the collapse of the Kremlin and how USSR was forced into Perestroika during the Reagan and Gorbachev years.

Glencoe_Mike Jun 01, 2011

Nicely made French espionage thriller. It's fun to see the French take on this genre. Suspenseful.

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