A businessman with a tempestuous marriage is subject to murderous impulses. A sequel of sorts to Scenes from a Marriage, as it follows Katarina and Peter Egermann, two supporting characters from the previous series. This film was made for German television during Bergman’s exile from Sweden.
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This was so, but so good. You know, that first scene with the murder. Damn. And the super deep study of the psyche, the disturbing talk about his homicidal dreams, the people who surround him and just everything, man.
Em From the Life of the Marionettes, dominam as pulsões psíquicas mais essenciais, Eros e Thanatos, e o modo como estas forças da criação e do caos convivem para além da moral. Bergman expõe o casamento como o lugar da verdade, onde, dominados até à demência, nos tornamos marionetas dos nossos desejos e medos.
Excelentes interpretações e uma das melhores cenas de toda a filmografia de Bergman: o sonho de Peter.
One of the darkest films I've ever seen, let alone one of the darkest Bergman films I've ever seen. I think the urban and non-Scandinavian setting added to the dark atmosphere. A real highlight in his filmography that is underrated.
I was very suprised after watching this, I genuinely think this is one of Bergmans best. It reminded me how Bergman can dig so deep into the complexities of the human psyche (and interactions with others) whilst making it seem so simple. An example of Bergman producing something that is out of reach for most filmmakers and making it look so damn easy.