Type of media Film
Approved Running time 127m 43s
Release date 31/01/2014
BBFCInsight Contains strong language and bloody violence
Director(s) Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Cast includes Marcin Dorocinski, Maja Ostaszewska, Dimitri Bilov, Dagmara Dominczyk, Patrcik Wilson
Cut This work was passed uncut.
BBFCinsight publication date 21/01/2014
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
JACK STRONG is a Polish language Cold War spy thriller, with English subtitles, based on the true story of a Polish Army Colonel who became an agent for the CIA in the 1970s. The film is rated 15 for strong language and injury detail.
Strong language ('f**k') appears fairly frequently throughout the film. There are also some milder terms, including 'bitch', 'bastard' and 'bullshit'.
The strong injury detail occurs when a character commits suicide by shooting himself in the head. Blood splatters onto the wall behind him. This strong bloody image is shown only briefly.
There is some strong threat as a man is interrogated and then told he is to be killed by being thrown into an industrial furnace. We see him being dragged towards it, screaming.
There are some passing drug references when the main character's son tells him he has "shot up kompot", and explains that this is a heroin-like drug made from poppies. There are no scenes of drug use.
No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.
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