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From the Life of the Marionettes


Germany 1980, 100 minutes, B/W
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
In German with English subtitles
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama, Suspense/Crime


Aroview: A dark themed and intricately plotted drama from dir. Bergman's later period, concerning a businessman who commits the sex-murder of a prostitute.

Teasingly portrays, using flashbacks and flash-forwards, how depression and the various pressures of life might possibly have led to the brutal act, the director fearlessly examining the monsters of the unconscious mind. Interestingly, several characters also appeared in the earlier SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)

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