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Bez końca (1985)

Original Title : Bez konca
Director : Krzysztof Kieslowski
Writer : Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Genre : Drama
Country : Poland
Language : Polish
Producer : Ryszard Chutkowski
Music : Zbigniew Preisner
Photography : Jacek Petrycki
IMDB ID : 0086961
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poster for "Bez końca" by Krzysztof Kieslowski (1985)
Bez końca (1985) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
 

Starring

Grazyna Szapolowska Urszula Zyro
Maria Pakulnis Joanna
Aleksander Bardini Labrador
Jerzy Radziwilowicz Antek Zyro
Artur Barcis Darek Stach
Michal Bajor Tomek
Tadeusz Bradecki Jacek Zyro
Marzena Trybala Marta Duraj
Adam Ferency Rumcajs
Elzbieta Kilarska Antoni's Mother
Jerzy Kamas Judge Biedron
Hanna Dunowska Justyna
Jan Tesarz Joanna's Father
Andrzej Szalawski Lawyer
Katarzyna Figura (uncredited
Jacek Kilchen (uncredited
Bogdan Niewinowski (uncredited
Tomasz Taraszkiewicz (uncredited
 

Plot

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.
 

Comments

Convoluted and difficult Although there is the obvious plot of the grieving wife, the movie is really about Poland under martial law. Probably unable to directly focus on such political topics, Kieslowski attempts to 'hide' this other side beneath a twisted Ghost subplot. A dark movie, one that demands attentive viewing, this one will probably never be as successful as some of Kieslowski's other works, which have probably led its viewers to pick up this one.
 
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Bez końca (1985) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
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