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A UsefulNotes/ColdWar [[SpyFiction spy]] {{Thriller}}, written and directed by Władysław Pasikowski and BasedOnATrueStory of colonel Ryszard Kukliński, CodeName [[ProtagonistTitle Jack Strong]].

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A UsefulNotes/ColdWar [[SpyFiction spy]] spy {{Thriller}}, written and directed by Władysław Pasikowski and BasedOnATrueStory of colonel Ryszard Kukliński, CodeName [[ProtagonistTitle Jack Strong]].






* CivilWar: The (very controversial) possibility of this was the justification for GovernmentConspiracy.
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar

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* %%* CivilWar: The (very controversial) possibility of this was the justification for GovernmentConspiracy.
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar
GovernmentConspiracy.



* MyCountryRightOrWrong: In this case, it's nation, ''definitely'' not the government.

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* %%* MyCountryRightOrWrong: In this case, it's nation, ''definitely'' not the government.



* RunForTheBorder: In the end.
* ShoePhone: Camera disguised as a cigarette lighter.
* SpyFiction: Stale Beer, but with high stakes.
* UsefulNotes/WarsawPact

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* %%* RunForTheBorder: In the end.
* ShoePhone: Camera disguised as a cigarette lighter.
* SpyFiction: Stale Beer, but with high stakes.
* UsefulNotes/WarsawPact
lighter.


Meanwhile, colonel Ryszard Kukliński is leading a double life: while pursuing a career in the army of the Polish People's Republic, he's also [[ReverseMole giving its secret plans over to CIA]]. And the double life is putting a considerable strain on himself and his unaware family. But how could he quit, now that he's found out something really sinister...

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Meanwhile, colonel Ryszard Kukliński is leading a double life: while pursuing a career in the army of the Polish People's Republic, he's also [[ReverseMole [[TheMole giving its secret plans over to CIA]]. And the double life is putting a considerable strain on himself and his unaware family. But how could he quit, now that he's found out something really sinister...



%%* TheMole



* ReverseMole


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* UsefulNotes/WarsawPact

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* UsefulNotes/WarsawPact

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A UsefulNotes/ColdWar [[SpyFiction spy]] {{Thriller}}, written and directed by Władysław Pasikowski and BasedOnATrueStory of colonel Ryszard Kukliński, CodeName [[ProtagonistTitle Jack Strong]].

TheEighties have just arrived. Central Europe, though, remains [[FascistButInefficient gray and bleak]]. People eke out a living somehow, and it's still better than it was just after the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. And yet, underneath the surface, [[LaResistance the Solidarity movement]] is brewing, arguing for the workers' rights, daring to disagree. This unnerves the government much, and plans to quell the workers are made.

Meanwhile, colonel Ryszard Kukliński is leading a double life: while pursuing a career in the army of the Polish People's Republic, he's also [[ReverseMole giving its secret plans over to CIA]]. And the double life is putting a considerable strain on himself and his unaware family. But how could he quit, now that he's found out something really sinister...

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!! Tropes found in the movie:

* CivilWar: The (very controversial) possibility of this was the justification for GovernmentConspiracy.
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar
* GovernmentConspiracy: RealLife one to bring about the martial law and have WRON[[note]]Wojskowa Rada Ocalenia Narodowego - Military Council of National Salvation, every inch as sleazy as the name implies[[/note]] [[PoliceState take over]] (which happened on December 13, 1981).
* HumanMail: The protagonist and his family escape as diplomatic mail of American embassy.
* IgnoredConfession: Troper's translation:
--> '''Siwicki''': We've got a traitor on staff. A fucking traitor on staff, spy for the Americans. [...]
--> '''Skalski''': Hmpf... who's on the list of suspects?
--> '''Siwicki''': This isn't a list of suspects! It's the list of possible solutions. Us, Rakowiecki and... the cryptographer, whassis...
--> '''Walczak''': Lieutenant Brzózka.
--> '''Siwicki''': Right, Brzózka!
--> '''Walczak''': If that is the case, I put myself at the disposal of the Military Attorney.
--> '''Skalski''': Me too, then... since everyone does, obviously.
--> '''Kukliński''': Then... in that case... officers, I don't think this is necessary. It's me...
--> '''Siwicki''': This is fucking necessary! Talked to the old man, he's giving himself up, too.
--> '''Kukliński''': You misunderstood. This... this person...
--> '''Skalski''': Got something on your face... Really, the Soviets don't know shit. Except we can do the investigation ourselves, even better than they would, cause we know each other better.
* MilitaryBrat: The colonel's sons are not too keen on continuing the family tradition and becoming officers. Generally PlayedForDrama.
* MistakenForCheating: Kukliński's wife is quite a bit suspicious about his late returns.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: In this case, it's nation, ''definitely'' not the government.
* PreventTheWar: WorldWarIII, to be exact, not only because the inevitable [[AtomicHate nukes]] would have rendered Central Europe [[AfterTheEnd uninhabitable]].
* ReverseMole
* RunForTheBorder: In the end.
* ShoePhone: Camera disguised as a cigarette lighter.
* SpyFiction: Stale Beer, but with high stakes.
* UsefulNotes/WarsawPact

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