Apr 8, 2019
Synopsis: In the midst of the Cold War, two arms control negotiators -- Soviet Andrey Botvinnik and American John Honeyman -- stroll in the woods above Geneva, Switzerland in the late summer, away from the glare of the negotiating table. They eventually develop a relationship, although their personalities could hardly be more different. This humorous yet tense tale was inspired by the real-life "walk in the woods" between negotiators Paul Nitze and Yuli Kvitsinsky who left the official Geneva sessions to achieve a breakthrough which was soon rejected by their governments. However, they were credited with laying the groundwork for the subsequent Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987, which eliminated all of the two nations' land-based, mid-range nuclear missiles. President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the INF Treaty on February 1, 2019, followed a day later by Russia.
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