The Polish colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, in charge of Warsaw Pact troops, learns a disturbing secret: a U.S. counterattack using atomic weapons will lead to the nuclear annihilation of Poland. The only way to avoid the catastrophe is to collaborate with the CIA. The true story of a man who dared to challenge the Soviet regime, alone and from the inside.
Wladyslaw Pasikowski (Lodz, Poland, 1959), director and screenwriter, debuted in 1991 with the feature-length action movie Kroll, which brought him to the attention of international festivals. He next directed Psy (1992), Psy 2: Ostatnia krew (1994), Slodko gorzki (1996), Demony wojny wedlg Goi (1998), Operacja Samum (1999), Reich (2011), and Poklosie (2012), specializing in criminal and historical dramas and making a name for himself as one of Poland’s most commercially successful directors. Between 2003 and 2004 he directed the TV series Glina and Glina 2. A science fiction author, in 1993 he published the novel I, Gelerth.
Kroll (1991), Psy (1992), Psy 2: Ostatnia krew (1994), Slodko gorzki (1996), Demony wojny wedlg Goi (1998), Operacja Samum (1999), Reich (20o1), Glina (tv, 2003), Glina 2 (tv, 2004), Poklosie (2012), Jack Strong (2014).
“The producers worked on the script for many years. I joined them at a later stage and could make use of their yearlong research. At my disposal I had copies of documents and interviews with people like former CIA officer David Forden, who directly ‘led’ the colonel as the most valuable contact in the Soviet sphere […]. Work on the first record lasted for a couple of years, and under the watchful eye of producer Sylwia Wilkos, I wrote my version for some nine months, just like it is with kids... I was being cheered by the colonel’s wife, who unfortunately died before the first screening.”
Malgorzata Braszka, Michal Koralewski
Jan Freda, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasinski
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Marcin Dorocinski (Ryszard Kuklinski alias Jack Strong), Maja Ostaszewska (Hania), Patrick Wilson (Daniel), Dimitri Bilov (Ivanov), Dagmara Dominczyk (Sue), Oleg Maslennikov (Kulikov)
Sylwia Wilkos, Klaudiusz Frydrych, Roman Gutek
Polish Film Institute, Vue Movie Distribution, Orange Polska, Narodowe Centrum Kultury