113 minutes

In 1981 Moscow, a disgruntled senior official at the Soviet secret services starts passing highly confidential information to the West through a French engineer who has no idea what he's getting himself into. Smart, solidly old-fashioned spy thriller based on an actual but little-known real-life case.

A Nord-Ouest/Le Bureau presentation/production, in co-production with Pathé, France 2 Cinéma, Blackfeet Pictures, Une Hirondelle Productions; with the participation of Canal Plus, Cinécinéma, France 2; with the support of Région Île-de-France; in association with Cofinova 5. (French distributor, Pathé.)
Starring Emir Kusturica, Guillaume Canet, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Alexei Gorbunov, Dina Korzun, Philippe Magnan, Niels Arestrup; with David Soul, Fred Ward; and Willem Dafoe.
Directed by Christian Carion; produced by Christophe Rossignon, Bertrand Favre, Philip Boëffard; screenplay by Éric Raynaud, based on the book by Sergei Kostine, Bonjour Farewell; adaptation and dialogues, Mr. Carion; music by Clint Mansell; director of photography (LTC, Scanlab, Duboi), Walther vanden Ende; production designer, Jean-Michel Simonet; costume designer, Corinne Jorry; film editor, Andréa Sedlackova. 
Screened: distributor advance press screening, UCI El Corte Inglés 12 (Lisbon), July 20th 2010. 


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