L'Affaire Farewell

  • Die Farewell-Affaire (German title)
Documentary (Mini Series) | 2007 | France

    Brief synopsis

    Spies have changed the course of history. There is one, a Russian, Code Name Farewell. In the 80s, he helped speed up the dismantling of the Iron Curtain that cut Germany and Europe in two, the fall of the Berlin Wall and, in the end, the collapse of Soviet communism. Trajectory of an uncommon mole, if only for the exceptional amount of top-secret documents he passed on to the West, a deluge that led President Reagan to call Farewell the spy of the century. The man who outfoxed the all-powerful KGB. His little-known story reveals all the frustrations and calculations, petty-mindedness and courage, cowardice and courage that go into deceit

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    director of photographyFranck Rabel
    directorJean-Francois Delassus
    editorMarie-Pierre Camus
    screenwriterJean-Francois Delassus

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Arte [de/fr]Koproduzent
    Roche Productions [fr]
    ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen [de]Koproduzent