In 1985, Sergei Gregoriev, a Soviet colonel, wants to force his nation to reform, so he leaks secret information to the West. He picks an unlikely contact, a Pierre Froment, French nebbish in the diplomatic corps. Gregoriev keeps a lot of balls in the air - a marriage, a teen son he's trying to bond with, a mistress who's a colleague at work; his tradecraft is equally reckless. Meanwhile, Froment keeps his spy work secret from his German wife, and Mitterrand uses Gregoriev's information to make France indispensable to Reagan and his government. When Gregoriev leaks a list of key Soviet moles and spies, Gorbachev is left without secret intelligence. Will Gregoriev get what he wants?
From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker of "Joyeux Noel"
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23 September 2009 (France)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $6,507,315
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Apparently, according to the film's press kit, the Oval Office of the White House had never before been shown in a French film until this movie. See more
The helicopter in the end of the movie is marked US Army, but it clearly shows a Swedish aircraft registration. See more
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen See more