French spy movie reveals Soviet secrets and reopens old wounds with Moscow

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A spy movie which recounts how a French double-agent changed the course of the Cold War has re-opened old wounds with Moscow, which allegedly threatened a Russian actor and bugged its director.

L'Affaire Farewell is the true story of how a French mole in the KGB helped break Russian spy rings to such a devastating extent that it hastened the demise of the Soviet Union.

Colonel Vladimir Vetrov of Directorate T, the industrial spying arm of the KGB leaked thousands of documents and the names of more than 400 Soviet agents posted abroad to French intelligence between 1981 and 1982.

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