written & directed by Władysław Pasikowski director of photography Magdalena Górka production design by Joanna Macha costume design by Małgorzata Braszka sound by Jan Freda make-up by Janusz Kaleja production manager Ewa Jastrzębska producers Klaudiusz Frydrych, Sylwia Wilkos, Roman Gutek produced by Scorpio Studio co-produced by ITI Cinema, Orange co-financed by Polish Film Institute distributed by Vue Movie Distribution
cast Marcin Dorociński (Ryszard Kukliński), Maja Ostaszewska (Hanna Kuklińska, Ryszard’s wife), Piotr Nerlewski (Bogdan Kukliński, Hanna’s and Ryszard’s son), Józef Pawłowski (Waldemar Kukliński, Hanna’s and Ryszard’s son), Mirosław Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Paweł Małaszyński, Krzysztof Pieczyński (Zbigniew Brzeziński), Zbigniew Zamachowski, Ireneusz Czop, Piotr Grabowski, Ilja Zmiejew (general Szernienko), Patrick Wilson, Iwona Katarzyna Pawlak (nurse)
A fascinating spy film, based on real events. Colonel Ryszard Kukliński, deputy chief of operations of the General Staff of Polish Armed Forces, party to all the secrets of the Warsaw Pact, became a CIA informant and thus a key player (albeit invisible) in the Cold War. Between 1971 and 1981, Kukliński provided the West with over 40,000 pages of secret documents, including plans for introducing martial law in Poland.
The screenplay was written based on previously-unreleased materials from the archives of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance, CIA documents, and accounts of surviving eye witnesses, including David Forden, Kukliński’s CIA handler.