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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Jason's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    I recognize in MARIONETTES characteristics of culmination. It is a highly advanced assessment of psychic rot and apocalyptic inertia in the absence of spiritual values. Bergman's cinema is, of course, always about society, and frequently about what one might call the pestilential development of the twentieth century. This German film cannot help be especially emblematic. He was clearly always haunted by the Nazis.

  2. malcontent's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    'I need intimacy terribly. Where does one find it? Always the same torment. I'm driven by forces I don't control. Doctors, lovers, pills, alcohol, work. Secret forces I can't master. I stare at my face in the mirror and in this combination of blood, flesh, nerves and bone, there are two separate entities. The dream of intimacy, tenderness, togetherness and on the other hand violence, filth, horror, death'.

  3. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

  4. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    She counted how many times he made her orgasm throughout their marriage. Imagine where this movie goes from there.

  5. Terry_Moby's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    3.7 Some very abstract images, an experimental soundtrack and unsparing dialogue. Even in exile, Bergman is very much himself.

  6. Samuel T.'s rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    re-watch. Weird watching a Bergman film in German, doesn't feel right. Nonetheless a delight to re-visit. Love the low-budget television aesthetics, and Nykvist works magic (as always)

  7. bulgrin's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    WTF. This is Bergman? A German tv production, with some very ideas in shooting, cutting and directing. A movie which wasn't meant for the big screen. Dark, gripping, atmospheric and underrated. A definite contemplation about human relations and interactions.

  8. Korial's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    What motivates the homicide at the beginning? Bergman serves us a series of episodes from which we have to draw evidence and assemble our conclusions, our interpretation. Though, at the same time, the finale appears to define a truth as well. That, coupled with characters' elusiveness, generates ambiguity and stimulate the viewer to define the meaning of the whole story: one of the principles of cinema.

  9. lou.'s rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    I didn't see this movie before! How could it be possible so far? Well, I can only say it's another real lesser-known gem, a not-to-missed piece of work regarding human psyché.

  10. mubianer's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    35mm. I had to remind myself several times while watching this that it was not a Fassbinder film. Not only the German language, but the prostitute, the gay character (I was, maybe without a good reason, surprised to see a gay man in a Bergman film), the mirror sequence and the cold West-German atmosphere. 3.5

  11. Wee Hunk's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    Everybody here is thinking way too much. They talk themselves into holes from which there is no escape. It's as if this couple has been married 100 years and the level of contempt they have for each other is frightening.

  12. Erik F.'s rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    One of Bergman's most unsettling and penetrating films.

  13. FISCHER's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    Des êtres tourmentés par leurs souffrances psychiques, du Bergman quoi ! www.cinefiches.com

  14. Emil Kurjak's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

  15. ermete polpette's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

  16. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

  17. jkristianl's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    good fable on modern medicine

  18. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

  19. postblueink's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

  20. Ethan's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    The spiritual sequel to Scenes from a Marriage is a very interesting and intimate portrait of a crumbling marriage.

  21. Blumes's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    The disco song was such a treat.

  22. María F. Guerrero's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    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.

  23. V.S. Luoma-aho's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    The indulgent & psychosexual Bergmanian monologue. Nothing in life, of course, is as "deep" or layered. For some reason or another Bergman's couples remind me of my youth. Maybe because I watched his movies so much then. Maybe because I was so anxious & depressed. I don't think love is as convoluted, not anymore. Maybe there is only contentment. Love like this is a fiction, angst, reaction against capitalism.

  24. teresa romã's rating of the film From the Life of the Marionettes

    Só depois de nos matarmos é que nos conseguimos controlar.

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