L’AFFAIRE FAREWELL Movie Trailer & Pictures with Guillaume Canet
Check out the French trailer and pictures from L’AFFAIRE FAREWELL starring Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, and directed by Christian Carion.
L’Affaire Farewell is part of the Special Presentations lineup at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
As I mentioned recently, Guillaume Canet is one of the actors I’ll watch in anything, and I loved Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) also directed by Christian Carion. So that’s two big things L’Affaire Farewell has going for it. In addition, the trailer looks like pretty great and definitely makes me want to go see it.
L’Affaire Farewell Synopsis: The Cold War can seem a lifetime ago, but L’Affaire Farewell brings a critical episode from that time humming back to life. Director Christian Carion follows his Academy Award-nominated hit Joyeux Noël with another tale that chronicles sweeping conflicts between nations in humanizing detail.
It’s Moscow, 1981. KGB spy Sergei Grigoriev (played in a brooding, layered performance by filmmaker Emir Kusturica) has decided to leak documents to the West that would compromise his own country. He has his motives. Pierre Froment (Guillaume Canet from Ne le dis à personne) is a French engineer working in Moscow. He has no connection to espionage, until his boss draws him into a delicate game. Grigoriev will pass the documents to Froment, who will relay them to French intelligence. Divulging proof of how deeply the KGB has infiltrated the West, the Russian hopes to precipitate an American reaction, and with it the collapse of the Soviet Union.
L’Affaire Farewell will be released to theaters in France on September 23, 2009. Watch the French trailer (unfortunately no subtitles) and check out more pictures below.