From the Life of the Marionettes Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Atzorn, Heinz Bennent, Martin Benrath, Christina Buchhegger

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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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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Wife Crime & Scandal    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous    -   rude people Misc setting    -   prison    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex

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