Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (From the Life of the Marionettes) (1980)
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Produced and directed for German television, Ingmar Bergman's From the Life of the Marionettes starts out in color and switches almost immediately to black-and-white. This cinematic self-indulgence is ideally suited to the subject matter: the horrible consequences of a rapidly disintegrating marriage. The husband, Peter Egerman (Robert Atzorn) is unable to articulate his frustration through normal channels. Warped by his repression, Egerman ends up raping and murdering a prostitute. This outrage
Jul 13, 1980 Wide
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The subject of this Ingmar Bergman film is repression, but everything is dismayingly on the surface.
Bergman's not exactly successful examination of the events and warped psychology leading up to a bourgeois businessman's murder of a prostitute.
It explores Bergman's usual concerns over marriage, sex and despair, but is not up to the director's better works.
The title signifies that the husband is just another puppet in the scheme of things, unable to properly respond to sensual and emotional arousal that varies from the routine structure.
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