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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
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, betrayal, working undercover, danger, dishonesty, state affairs, father son relationship, iron curtain, secret agents, spy, queen, border, aids, french
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, france, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about espionage, dishonesty, spy, undercover, state affairs, secret agents and cold war 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)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
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Enigma (1982)
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Country: UK, France
Duration: 122 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Legacy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past. Based on Alan Judd's 2001 novel Legacy, the second in the Thoroughgood series after 1981's A ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
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Duration: 99 min.
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
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Duration: 42 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
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 976
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Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.4
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Duration: 44 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Duration: 122 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
 759
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 3K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
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Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Escape to Nowhere (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, russia, geneva switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Human Factor (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Arthur Davis, a junior bachelor in the British secret service's African section, is seen taking a file with him to meet his girlfriend Cynthia- the brass fears he may be the leak to Moscow, and allows Dr. Percival to terminate the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%