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Jack Strong is both a thriller and one of the world’s most fascinating spy stories. It tells the true story of Colonel Ryszard Kukliński – a man who singlehandedly wages a battle against the Soviets from his position deep inside the system.

Thanks to his determination, he begins working with the CIA, a risky and emotionally draining cooperation that will last many years. From now on, the lives of Kukliński and his family are in danger, and one wrong move may have tragic consequences.
Marcin Dorociński
Marcin Dorociński
One of Poland’s most recognizable and lauded actors, Marcin Dorociński is a three-times winner at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and recipient of the Zbyszek Cybulski Award and the Golden Ducks Award. He graduated from the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and made his big screen debut in an episode of Andrzej Żuławski’s “The Shaman”. But his breakthrough role came in 2005, when he played Despero in Patryk Vega’s “Pitbull”. He also played major roles in “Luiza’s Garden”, “The Offsiders”, “Fear of Falling”, “Rose”, “Manhunt” and “Traffic Police”.

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Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson
This well-known American actor has appeared in numerous film, TV and theatre productions, including “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Angels in America”, “Prometheus”, “Little Children” and the “Girls” TV series. Wilson, who studied drama at Carnegie Mellon University, is also well-known for his superb singing skills and brilliant performances in musicals. In “Jack Strong” he plays David Forden, a CIA officer, a role for which he was required to speak some Polish.

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Maja Ostaszewska
Maja Ostaszewska
A film and theatre actress who comes from an artistic family in Cracow, Maja Ostaszewska is known for her film roles in “Schindler’s List”, “The Pianist”, “Katyń”, “The Egoists” and “Entanglement”, as well as from her appearances in renowned theatre productions and popular TV series (“For Better and for Worse”, “Days of Honor”, “Recipe for Life”). She graduated from the Cracow Drama School, and has won many awards for her performances.

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Oleg Maslennikov
Oleg Maslennikov
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Dimitri Bilov
Dimitri Bilov
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Zbigniew Zamachowski
Zbigniew Zamachowski
An outstanding film and theatre actor, Zamachowski also pens lyrics, composes and performs his own songs. He graduated from the Łódź Film School and has gained renown for his brilliant performances in films by outstanding directors such as Kieślowski, Kutz, Wajda, Marczewski, Bajon and Wojtyszko. He made his film debut in the cult Polish film “The Big Picnic”. He has won many awards in Poland and abroad. He is also a an extremely gifted voice-over artist.

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Paweł Małaszyński
Paweł Małaszyński
An actor and singer, Paweł Małaszyński graduated from the Wrocław Drama School and gained popularity through his roles in TV series such as “Magda M.”, “The Officer” and “Medics”. His success can be confirmed by the many awards he has won, including several TeleKameras (a prize given to the most outstanding TV stars in Poland). The diversity of characters he has portrayed in films such as “Katyń”, “Winged Pigs” and “Vulture” attests to Małaszyński’s extraordinary versatility as an actor.

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Dagmara Domińczyk
Dagmara Domińczyk
An American actress and writer of Polish origin, Dagmara Domińczyk comes from a family with a strong tradition of resistance against the communist government: as a result they were forced to leave Poland in the early 1980s. She trained at two prestigious drama schools: Fiorello H. LaGuardia in New York and Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. Domińczyk’s most famous film role was that of Mercedes in the costume drama “The Count of Monte Cristo”. She also performs on Broadway.

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Krzysztof Pieczyński
Krzysztof Pieczyński
A very talented actor, poet and writer who graduated from the Cracow Drama School. His every role is a memorable performance, crafted using his characteristic blend of subtlety and expressiveness. His experience of working in the US has given his performances greater freedom and authenticity. On the big screen he shined in films such as “The Pianist”, “The General”, “Provocateur” and “Suicide Room”. He is also well-known for his memorable roles in Polish TV series (“Home”, “The Life of Kamil Kurant”).

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Mirosław Baka
Mirosław Baka
A character actor who, ever since his daring performance in Kieślowski’s “A Short Film About Killing”, has managed to give sterling performances in all his film and theatre roles. He has also gained recognition and great popularity among the audiences of various TV series. A graduate of the Wrocław Drama School, Baka lives and works in Gdańsk, a city with which he has had strong ties for many years.

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David Wurawa
David Wurawa
David Wurawa began his acting career in Zimbabwe. He went on to study at the Neighbourhood School of Theatre (USA), Act UP (UK), The Actors Centre (UK) and the London Academy of Media, Film & Television (UK). He has performed in theatre, film and television productions. He is based in Vienna.

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Ireneusz Czop
Ireneusz Czop
Immense acting talent and vast professional experience make Ireneusz Czop one of the most remarkable actors of his generation. He graduated from the Łódź Film School and works at the Powszechny Theatre in Łódź. Greatly appreciated by theatrical audiences, in recent years he has been given more and more opportunities to show what he can do on the big screen. He received great acclaim for his portrayal of Franciszek Kalina in “Aftermath”.

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Krzysztof Globisz
Krzysztof Globisz
An outstanding film and theatre actor, blessed with a beautiful, characteristic voice. His film debut was a role in “Danton” by Andrzej Wajda. Since 1981 he has been working at the National Stary Theatre in Cracow. He is a Professor at the Cracow Drama School and a former Dean of the Department of Dramatic Acting there.

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Zbigniew Stryj
Zbigniew Stryj
A man of many talents, Zbigniew Stryj is a film and theatre actor, director, scriptwriter and poet. He holds the post of Artistic Director at the Nowy Theatre in Zabrze. He won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

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Paweł Iwanicki
Paweł Iwanicki
A graduate of the Theatre Academy in Warsaw, Paweł Iwanicki is a film and TV actor, and a voice-over artist.. The characters he creates are both compelling and realistic, which makes them easy for viewers to identify with. His voice is also well-known to computer game enthusiasts.

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Mariusz Bonaszewski
Mariusz Bonaszewski
A truly gifted actor, Mariusz Bonaszewski has honed his skills to create unforgettable characters. Using a vast spectrum of acting techniques, he offers the audience a unique insight into the multi-layered souls of his characters, emphasizing their complex nature and sensitivity. Through the impressive variety of roles he has played in film, theatre and TV productions, Bonaszewski has become one the most interesting and talented actors in Poland. He is a graduate of the Theatre Academy in Warsaw.

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Peter Gilbert Cotton
Peter Gilbert Cotton
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Jeff Burrell
Jeff Burrell
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Michalina Olszańska
Michalina Olszańska
Michalina Olszańska studies at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. She is also a gifted writer, violinist and singer.

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Piotr Nerlewski
Piotr Nerlewski
A student at the Cracow Drama School. “Jack Strong” is his first feature film.

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Józef Pawłowski
Józef Pawłowski
A student at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. “Jack Strong” is his first feature film.

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Matthew Burton
Matthew Burton
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Robert Eliot
Robert Eliot
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Ilja Zmiejew
Ilja Zmiejew
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Władysław Pasikowski
Władysław Pasikowski
screenwriter and director
Pasikowski’s films will go down in the history of Polish cinema. His film debut, “Kroll”, and his subsequent film “Pigs” showed Pasikowski’s great talent for storytelling and his ability to make world-class cinema. The international production team of “Jack Strong” appreciated both his professionalism and the atmosphere he created on set. For many years, aspiring Polish actors have dreamt of working with Pasikowski.

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Joanna Macha


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Małgorzata Braszka


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Ilja Zmiejew
Janusz Kaleja


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Jan Duszyński


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Sylwia Wilkos


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The Producers
Scorpio Studio is an independent production company founded by Sylwia Wilkos, Roman Gutek and Klaudiusz Frydrych. It produces both documentaries and feature films, including “The Real End of the Cold War”, “Conversations with a Master”, “Expo”, “Poland – The Place Where Freedom Was Born”, and “Vulture”. The company’s founders spent many years working in advertising and the media, dealing with strategic communication and film selection and distribution. At Scorpio Studio they have combined their knowledge and experience with a passion for film making.

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Chief Sponsor
TAURON Polska Energia SA is a holding company in a capital group whose field of activity includes coal mining and electricity generation, distribution and supply. The TAURON group supplies electricity to customers throughout Poland and is one of the country’s largest enterprises.

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Co-Producer
Orange Polska (formerly Telekomunikacja Polska) has been actively engaged in film co-production since 2007. Over the past five years the company has invested in 33 Polish productions. So far, the films co-produced by Orange have attracted over 10 million viewers at the Polish box office, with 10 more films awaiting cinema release. The co-production also offers additional benefits to Orange customers, who have exclusive access to the films via VoD for several months after their cinema premieres. Orange co-productions can always be found among the top ten most popular VoD films.

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The Polish Film Institute (PISF) is a state-owned cultural institution responsible for the development of Polish cinema and the promotion of Polish films abroad. The Institute allocates funds for: co-financing film production at every stage of the process; international promotion of Polish films; organizing film festivals and similar events; the modernization and digitalization of cinemas; digital reconstruction of the masterpieces of Polish cinema; film education and film-related publications. The Institute also spearheaded two film educational programs: the Polish Film Academy and the School Film Archive.

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ITI Cinema is one of the most active film distributors on the Polish market. Over the past 20 years it has successfully introduced many Polish and foreign films to the market. A professional team of first-class specialists has contributed to the success of many films: “Never Ever”, “Just Love Me”, “The State Witness”, “Testosterone”, “Ladies”, “Katyń”, “Love and Dance”, “The Dark House”, “Weekend”, “Suicide Room”, “Letters to M.” , “Vulture”. ITI’s current activities include not only film distribution, but also the co-production of the biggest Polish films. The company is well respected by Polish producers and has received many prestigious film awards.

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20–21 September 1968 – The armies of the five countries of the Warsaw Pact (including the Polish forces) enter the territory of Czechoslovakia in order to stop the liberal political reforms of the Prague Spring. This intervention, codenamed “Danube”, is considered the largest military operation in post-war Europe. Colonel Ryszard Kukliński was one of the officers involved in its planning.

14–22 December 1970 – The so-called “December Events”: Workers in the coastal cities protest against the announced rises in the meat prices. They organize demonstrations, protests and strikes. Street riots break out and are brutally put down by the communist militia and army. Over ten thousand protesters are confronted by almost thirty thousand soldiers, supported by hundreds of tanks and APCs. Colonel Kukliński cannot believe that Polish soldiers are shooting at their countrymen.

11 August 1972 – Colonel Kukliński sends a letter from the German port of Wilhelmshaven to the US Embassy in Bonn. Writing in broken English, he asks for a meeting with a US army officer in Amsterdam. This is the beginning of his cooperation with the Americans. The impulse to establish contact with them was to a large extent triggered by the events in Czechoslovakia and on the Baltic coast.