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Farewell (2009)
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Farewell (2009)
Original name: L'Affaire Farewell
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece of history - largely unknown until now - “one of the most important espionage cases of the 20th century.” FAREWELL begins in 1981, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A French businessman based in Moscow, Pierre Froment, (Guillaume Canet) makes an unlikely connection with Grigoriev (Emir Kusturica), 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 US.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, political
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, double agent, undercover, betrayal, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb, father son relationship, empire, iron curtain, secret agents, queen, border, aids, french, danger
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, russia, ussr, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, espionage, undercover, spy, state affairs, cold war and secret agents mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Farewell: A Different Loyalty (2004), Enigma (1982), Legacy (2013), Spy(ies) (2009), Deutschland 83 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Different Loyalty (2004)
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Duration: 101 min.
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Legacy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%