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From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)

Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (original title)
R | | Drama | TV Movie 30 June 1981
Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter EGermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "... See full summary »

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Professor Mogens Jensen
Rita Russek ...
Katarina Krafft
Lola Müthel ...
Cordelia Egermann
Walter Schmidinger ...
Tim Mandelbaum
Heinz Bennent ...
Arthur Brenner
Ruth Olafs ...
Nurse
Karl-Heinz Pelser ...
The Interrogator
Gaby Dohm ...
Frau Anders - Secretary
Toni Berger ...
The Guard
Erwin Faber ...
The Servant
Heino Hallhuber ...
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The Assistant in the fasion show
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Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter EGermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter perpetrates a horrendous crime in its first scene, the rest of the film consists of a non-linear examination of his motivations, incorporating a police psychological investigation, scenes from the EGermanns' married life, and dream sequences. Written by Owen F. Lipsett <olipset1@swarthmore.edu>

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Inspired by the film project "Love without lovers" Bergman tried to realize for many years. With the story of Peter and Katarina in the center, it instead became a piece of television drama. See more »

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Peter Egermann: I'd like to tell you what's on my mind. Everyone has worries, no? Mine is rather special. That's why I'm here. You think I talk a lot. True. I hesitate to speak. As long as I don't say it, it's just a dream. Saying it, will make it real.
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Excellent screenwriter-filmaker... MR. BERGMAN
2 January 2002 | by (Mexico City, Mexico) – See all my reviews

The best thing about this movie, is not only it's photography, nor it's characters. It's the best story telling ever, using the flash forward - flash back resource it keeps your mind trying to put together this extraordinary puzzle. Bergman did this before Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. And keeps it in an intimate level, wanders in the dark pits of human sexuality and feelings. So... watch the film with open mind.


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