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No End (1985)

Bez konca (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 17 June 1985 (Poland)
The wife of the recently deceased lawyer tries to cope with grief after his loss and to keep his last case going in court.
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Cast

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
Danny Webb ... 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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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The film takes place in 1982. See more »

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Antek Zyro: I died four days ago.
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Poles Apart
8 November 2004 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

This is an excellent film and a great discovery. It's from about ten years before The Double Life Of Veronica and the Three Colours trilogy and is, it its way, equally good. It almost certainly inspired Truly, Madly, Deeply because the main story is about a young lawyer, Antek Zyro (Jerzy Radziwilowicz) who tells us at the outset that he is dead and spends the remainder of the film watching over his widow and young son. Grazyna Szpapolowska is outstanding, not to say beautiful, as the widow who 'feels' her husband everywhere and tries a variety of remedies - hypnosis, casual sex - to dispel his presence all to no avail. It's a stunning film shot in muted blue tones throughout and well worth a visit. 9/10


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Country:

Poland

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Polish | English

Release Date:

17 June 1985 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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1.66 : 1
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