Kieslowski at his darkest and most political. The same themes and mores of his later masterpieces are present, but the plot isn't as firmly developed as it could have been. The film seems most interesting as a historical document of Poland as communism continued to persist despite resistance.
Kieslowski is out swinging, but boy does he miss. Early signs of the visual mastery he would later possess with his 90s films are well present here, however, it is the maturity of storytelling that is sorely lacking. Surprising since this was after his first masterpiece, CAMERA BUFF. Important, sure, yet NO END is still one of his rare missteps.