From The Life Of The Marionettes

SF Film

Peter and Katarina to all appearances live a harmonious and well-adjusted life – he is a businessman, she is a designer – but their’s is a marriage where neither can reach each other. He is a dreamer and searcher, she is the stronger of the two who at times seeks deliberately to humiliate him.Peter has a dream in which he reaches his wife with his feelings. In the very moment where he experiences a total sense of possession he realizes his wife is dead. He looks up a psychiatrist friend, Mogens, tells him the dream and confesses that he is obsessed with the idea of murdering his wife.After a half-hearted suicide attempt Peter goes to a porno club. A prostitute triggers his impulse to commit murder. She – Ka, an outsider – becomes the victim of his mental blackout and not his wife Katarina.

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From The Life Of The Marionettes

Title From The Life Of The Marionettes

Original title Ur Marionetternas Liv

Director Ingmar Bergman

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Robert Atzorn, Martin Benrath, Christine Buchegger, Rita Russek

Script Ingmar Bergman

Production company Bavaria Film

Release 1980 Nov, 03

Duration 101 min

Peter and Katarina to all appearances live a harmonious and well-adjusted life – he is a businessman, she is a designer – but their’s is a marriage where neither can reach each other. He is a dreamer and searcher, she is the stronger of the two who at times seeks deliberately to humiliate him.Peter has a dream in which he reaches his wife with his feelings. In the very moment where he experiences a total sense of possession he realizes his wife is dead. He looks up a psychiatrist friend, Mogens, tells him the dream and confesses that he is obsessed with the idea of murdering his wife.After a half-hearted suicide attempt Peter goes to a porno club. A prostitute triggers his impulse to commit murder. She – Ka, an outsider – becomes the victim of his mental blackout and not his wife Katarina. Peter and Katarina to all appearances live a harmonious and well-adjusted life – he is a businessman, she is a designer – but their’s is a marriage where neither can reach each other. He is a dreamer and searcher, she is the stronger of the two who at times seeks deliberately to humiliate him.Peter has a dream in which he reaches his wife with his feelings. In the very moment where he experiences a total sense of possession he realizes his wife is dead. He looks up a psychiatrist friend, Mogens, tells him the dream and confesses that he is obsessed with the idea of murdering his wife.After a half-hearted suicide attempt Peter goes to a porno club. A prostitute triggers his impulse to commit murder. She – Ka, an outsider – becomes the victim of his mental blackout and not his wife Katarina.

Title From The Life Of The Marionettes

Original title Ur Marionetternas Liv

Director Ingmar Bergman

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Robert Atzorn, Martin Benrath, Christine Buchegger, Rita Russek

Script Ingmar Bergman

Production company Bavaria Film

Release 1980 Nov, 03

Duration 101 min

Genre: Drama






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