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No End (1985)
"Bez konca" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  17 June 1985 (Poland)
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It's 1982: Poland is under martial law, and Solidarity is banned. Ulla, a translator working on Orwell, suddenly loses her husband, Antek, an attorney. She is possessed by her grief, and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grazyna Szapolowska ...
Urszula Zyro
Maria Pakulnis ...
Joanna Stach
Aleksander Bardini ...
Lawyer Mieczyslaw Labrador
Jerzy Radziwilowicz ...
Antek Zyro
Artur Barcis ...
Darek Stach
Michal Bajor ...
Miecio (aplikant)
Marek Kondrat ...
Tomek, Antek's friend
Tadeusz Bradecki ...
Hipnotyzator
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American (as Daniel Webb)
Krzysztof Krzeminski ...
Jacek Zyro
Marzena Trybala ...
Marta Duraj
Adam Ferency ...
Rumcajs
Elzbieta Kilarska ...
Antoni's Mother
Jerzy Kamas ...
Judge Biedron
Hanna Dunowska ...
Justyna
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It's 1982: Poland is under martial law, and Solidarity is banned. Ulla, a translator working on Orwell, suddenly loses her husband, Antek, an attorney. She is possessed by her grief, and Antek continues to appear to her. She seeks to free herself in her work, in her relationship with her son, in sex, and in hypnosis. In a subplot, Ulla refers the wife of one of her husband's clients Darek, a jailed Solidarity strike organizer to Labrador, a world-weary, aging attorney, who works to free Darek by various political manipulations and psychological ploys. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Mezmerising
7 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I state for the record that I did not understand this film fully. The second plot with Solidarnost protester imprisoned and released by the court is not completely clear to me. Yet it has little to do with politics and more with human condition (ideals, expectation, compromise). Prisoner's family doesn't react happily upon his immediate release in a court room. There is awkwardness and embarrassment in that scene, as if some unforgivable compromise has been made and it tainted all of their relationship. Accident scene with a death of motorist seems random but reoccurring theme in Kieslowskij movies. Randomness of death, randomness of existence. Movie is wonderfully shot , music (as always) is haunting. I just cannot put it all together in my mind like I could with Veronique.


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