The Egermanns, a feuding, childless professional couple who turned up briefly in Ingmar Bergman's domestic epic "Scenes From a Marriage," are the center of this dark and disturbing 1980 movie, which Bergman made when he was in Germany during a tax-related exile. Peter Egermann, who has been having fantasies of killing his wife, brutally slays a prostitute in the first scene. The rest of the movie jumps around in time to sketch in the background to this crime, showing scenes from the couple's marriage, Peter's dreams, and the police psych investigation. Interestingly, the prologue leading up the murder and an epilogue with Peter in prison are filmed in color, but all the rest of the film is black and white. This is a very cold and depressing movie.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus