A film by Christian CARION

Released on sep 04 2009



A film by Christian Carion

Based on the book "Bonjour Farewell" by Serguei Kostine at Robert Laffont Edition

With Emir Kusturica, Guillaume Canet, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Philippe Magnan, Alexei Gorbunov, Dina Korzun, Niels Arestrup, David Soul, Fred Ward,  Willem Dafoe

Original script by Eric Raynaud, adaptation and dialogues Christian Carion

Produced by Christophe Rossignon


Special Screening at Toronto International Film Festival

Closing Film at Angoulême Film Festival

Audience Award at Colcoa Film Festival (Los Angeles)

Critics' Prize at Valencia Mostra

AARP Prize for Best Foreign Film

Best Actor for Emir Kusturica at Courmayeur Noir In Festival



FAREWELL begins in 1981, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A French businessman based in Moscow, Pierre Froment, (French director Guillaume Canet, TELL NO ONE), makes an unlikely connection with Grigoriev, (Palme d’Or and Golden Bear winner Emir Kusturica, UNDERGROUND) 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 U.S.


US Distributor

NeoClassics Films



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