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Posted on 02/06/2014 2:28:38 PM PST by lizol
Cold war spy Kuklinski movie premieres in Warsaw
President Bronislaw Komorowski has heaped praise on a new movie about a Polish colonel who defected to the CIA in 1972, saying the hero of the film deserves to be honoured by Poland. This film, thanks to wonderful acting, and a script that's rooted in real history, will always make a tremendous impression, Komorowski said at the premiere of Jack Strong in Warsaw.
It's an extraordinary film about an extraordinary man, he added.
The movie follows the career of the late Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski (pseudonym Jack Strong), who handed thousands of classified documents to the US between 1972 and 1980, before escaping to America.
Poland's communist regime gave Kuklinski a death sentence in absentia, and it was not until 1997 eight years after the collapse of the Iron Curtain that charges against the colonel were dropped.
I think that after 25 years of a free Poland... we can say that Colonel Kuklinski deserves to be gratefully remembered by his countrymen, who live today in an independent, free state, Komorowski said.
This film, and the recent one about Walesa, should have been done by Hollywood. But Hollywood is still mad about the East Bloc losing the Cold War.
They also made a movie about another guy named Kuklinski. He lived a couple a towns away from me. He was better known as the Iceman.