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DVD Joyeux Nol 
"[B]eautifully made and emotionally stirring. A recollection of real events can enrich movies, so long as history is rendered with insight and imagination." Movieline's Hollywood Life "JOYEUX NOEL is gritty and disturbing with its extended scenes of war and destruction. It also is emotional, even a touch sentimental."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his cannot help but be affecting."Uncut
DVD Farewell [DVD]  [Region 1] 
5 stars out of 5 -- "[This] twisty thriller sports a smart sophistication along with an amazing story that's all the more remarkable for its relative anonymity in history books."Los Angeles Times "Canet and Kusturica both give engaging performances..."A.V. Club 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film benefits from a variety of fine supporting turns from and excellent international cast....Superlative cinematography from Walther van den Ende and another memorable Clint Mansell score cap the effort off with impressive aplomb."Box Office "Based on true, surprisingly little-known events that hastened the downfall of the Soviet Union, Christian Carion's espionage drama, FAREWELL is a refreshing reminder in the age of the Bourne movies that spies are real people leading everyday lives."New York Times "As FAREWELL rounds to the finish, Carion offers a simple and economical climactic sequence that's suspenseful because it isn't excessively drawn out or overblown."Movieline 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "You'll notice that the two main characters are played by film directors, and director Carion has a good time playing in the territories where the movies and life intersect..."Chicago Sun-Times "[Kusturica] gives a terrific portrayal of a man living inside his head and his history..."Wall Street Journal "[A] smart, low-key, melancholy dramatization based on a little-known real moment in espionage, circa 1981..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly
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