Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (From the Life of the Marionettes) Reviews

September 6, 2019
From the Life of the Marionettes is a splendid draft of the Swedish director's last work. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 27, 2018
The film is very restrained, rather cool, and with an unabashed fluency of direction which prevents it from becoming enmired in the stickier reaches of the Scandinavian soul.
February 21, 2013
It's in those fully imagined marital fights that the film sheds it straightjacket of alternating plot twists, and lets the richer, more mournful emotions creep in.
June 13, 2008
Bergman's reality is tense and stark.
July 31, 2007
The subject of this Ingmar Bergman film is repression, but everything is dismayingly on the surface.
July 31, 2007
It explores Bergman's usual concerns over marriage, sex and despair, but is not up to the director's better works.
August 29, 2006
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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January 26, 2006
Bergman's not exactly successful examination of the events and warped psychology leading up to a bourgeois businessman's murder of a prostitute.
July 3, 2005
June 9, 2005
May 22, 2004
A complex masterpiece that deserves wider recognition.
January 29, 2004
From the Life of the Marionettes zeroes in on one troubled marriage and the ambiguities of human sexuality.