The most spectacular Polish spy of the Cold War era, Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, informs Americans about the Communist Bloc's top secrets in the face of the upcoming martial law.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcin Dorocinski ... Jack Strong
Maja Ostaszewska ... Hania
Patrick Wilson ... Daniel
Dimitri Bilov Dimitri Bilov ... Iwanov
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Sue
Oleg Maslennikov ... Kulikov
Ireneusz Czop ... Rakowiecki
Miroslaw Baka ... Putek
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Gendera
Krzysztof Pieczynski ... Brzezinski
Zbigniew Stryj ... Skalski
Pawel Malaszynski ... Ostaszewski
Krzysztof Globisz ... Siwicki
Krzysztof Dracz ... Jaruzelski
Józef Pawlowski ... Waldek


This gripping spy thriller tells the true story of a man who dares to challenge the Soviet empire. While planning the maneuvers of the Warsaw Pact forces, Polish army colonel Ryszard Kuklinski has access to top secrets. He gets to know that the American nuclear counterattack against Soviet forces is planned to be executed on Polish territory. Thanks to his determination, he starts a long, lonely and psychologically exhausting cooperation with CIA. From that very moment the life of his family and his own is in constant danger as one careless move may lead to tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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Prologue mid opening credits: "A few years after the end of the World War II the world became mired in the Cold War. Two camps faced off against each other. One, the Soviet Union and its subjugated countries. The other, the Free World led by the USA. An arms race began in which the Soviets were gaining an advantage. The threat of another World War loomed over the world. This time a nuclear war. Based on a true story." See more »


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Music by Tony Naylor, Russell McKenna
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To do this, you have to be brave.
28 November 2015 | by inioiSee all my reviews

One of many examples supporting the quote: "Truth is stranger than fiction" is perfectly portrayed in spying world.

The achievements, risks, situations that have experienced some spies are, in fact, difficult to believe for a normal person.

The film is about a the times Ryszard Kukliński passed top secret Warsaw Pact documents to the CIA between 1972 and 1981 , and it shows clearly Kuklinski's courage and the risks he was exposed, keeping everyone in suspense until the last minute.

The movie is an outstanding tribute to this real event and is beautifully made: actors performance, filming, photography, music...


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24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »


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