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'Jack Strong' brings true Cold War thriller to life

'Jack Strong' brings true Cold War thriller to life

Fans of Cold War novelists John le Carré and Tom Clancy should warm up to "Jack Strong," a gripping political thriller based on the exploits of Ryszard Kuklinski, a high-ranking Polish army officer who shared top-secret Soviet documents with the CIA between 1972 and 1981. Effectively written and directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski, the Polish- and English-language film stars Marcin Dorocinski as Kuklinski (code name: Jack Strong), a colonel who had played a significant role in the Warsaw Pact 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. Concerned that Moscow's martial law plans and nuclear weapon strategies could ignite a firestorm between the Soviets and NATO, with Poland...