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From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
"Aus dem Leben der Marionetten" (original title)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  30 June 1981 (USA)
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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 "... See full summary »

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Katharina Kraft
Lola Müthel ...
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Walter Schmidinger ...
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Arthur Brenner
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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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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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