FROM THE LIFE OF THE MARIONETTES
Directed and Written by Ingmar Bergman
In the prologue, Peter (Robert Atzorn), a man of respectable dress, manner and background, murders a prostitute. In the epilogue he is seen in his asylum cell, having completed his descent from inexplicable behavior to full-scale madness. Between these two sequences, Peter, his wife Katarina (Christine Buchegger) and various friends and relatives speculate on what must have motivated him to murder a stranger. They reach few firm conclusions.
In fact, these people with their sometimes boring, occasionally self-serving ruminations and reminiscences are...