15/05/2010 08:27

A gripping thriller “Farewell” within Exit Point selection

Christian Carion’s “Farewell” within Exit Point selection presents one of the biggest espionage affairs of the 20th century, named after the codename French Secret Service assigned to their Moscow contact. The role of KGB Lieutenant Sergei Gregoriev is played by our famous director Emir Kusturica who, according to programme selector Dubravka Lakic, gave this character almost Shakespearian dimension.

The story takes place in Moscow, during first half of the 1980s, at the height of Cold War.

Sergei Gregoriev, high officer of the KGB decides to rebel against current government and bring down existing Soviet regime. Discreetly he manages to make contact with Pierre Froment, French engineer working in Moscow and gradually begins conveying top secret data which instantly drew attention of western intelligence services. François Mitterrand himself was informed on this and decides to consult with US president Reagan.

For two whole years Gregoriev managed to hide his activities from KGB asking nothing in return, since he considered money to be a capitalist invention. He simply followed his destiny so that a new world might dawn for his countrymen and his son.