War Games (2009)


War Games (Gry wojenne) is a 2008 Polish documentary film about Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski by director Dariusz Jablonski.


A story about Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, a talented strategist who became not only privy to the most heavily guarded strategic plans of the Warsaw Pact in the 1970s, but in fact drew up those plans himself. Had it not been for the information that Kuklinski passed on to Americans, perhaps now all of Europe would be licking its wounds after a nuclear cataclysm.

His pseudonym was Jack Strong who, between the years 1971-1981, gave the CIA more than 40 thousand pages of secret documents of the Warsaw Pact.


People interviewed (among others):

  • Communist party:
    • Wiktor Kulikow – Marshal of the Soviet Union , commander-in-chief of the armies of States – Parties to the Warsaw Pact.
    • Wojciech Jaruzelski – general, first secretary of the Central Committee of PZPR , minister of national defence, president of the Council of Ministers of the Polish People’s Republic.
    • Jerzy Urban – press spokesman for the PRL government.
    • Collaborators of Ryszard Kuklinski from the General Staff of the Polish Army.
  • US:
    • Tom and Lusille Ryan – marriage of CIA agents in Warsaw, to which the colonel provided acquired materials.
    • CIA officers analysing information provided by Kuklinski and his widow, Joanna Kuklinska.


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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Dariusz Jablonski.
  • Producer(s): Violetta Kaminska and Izabela Wojcik.
  • Writer(s): Dariusz Jablonski.
  • Music: Michal Lorenc.
  • Cinematography: Tomasz Michaelowski.
  • Editor(s): Milenia Fiedler and Bartek Pietras.
  • Production: Apple Film Productions and Trigon Production.
  • Distributor(s): Kino Swiat.
  • Release Date: 23 January 2009 (Poland) and 19 November 2009 (Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival).
  • Running time: 114 minutes.
  • Country: Poland.
  • Language: Polish and English.

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