(Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (Ur marionetternas liv))
Ingmar Bergman / SWE, 1980
Swedish version / Czech and English subtitles, 100 min
Made in Munich while Bergman was in self-imposed exile from Sweden, From the Life of the Marionettes is not so much a "whodunit" as a "whydunnit". The film opens with the shockingly violent and senseless murder of a prostitute by Peter, a young, successful businessman. Through a series of non-chronological flashbacks to a time before the crime, we attempt to fathom just what impelled Peter to perpetrate this terrible murder.