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From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
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From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Original name: Aus dem Leben der Marionetten
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter perpetrates a horrendous crime in its first scene, the rest of the film consists of a non-linear examination of his motivations, incorporating a police psychological investigation, scenes from the Egermanns' married life, and dream sequences.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: murder, death, dream, crimes, prostitute, investigation, obsession, couple relations, crime, life is a bitch, mental illness, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, dishonesty, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, deadly, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, lgbt, gay slur, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, sweden

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Most similar movies to From the Life of the Marionettes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and bleak films with plots about couples, family problems, infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Thriller genres. Some movies like From the Life of the Marionettes: Face to Face (1976), Cries & Whispers (1972), I Only Want You to Love Me (1976), Dancing in the Dark (1986), Through a Glass Darkly (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Face to Face (1976)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: hospital, family problems, couples, hysteria, deadly, dealing with death, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couple relations, dysfunctional family, infidelity, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe
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95%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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85%
I Only Want You to Love Me (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of the young man Peter, who grew up during the economic miracle, bereft of parental care and love. Learning early on that interpersonal relationships are based on the principles of exchange or purchase, he abides by these rules and gives ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, crimes, family relations, crime and punishment, injustice, family problems, life sentence, estrangement, life is a bitch, crime, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
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82%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, crimes, crumbling marriage, love and romance, deadly, couples, family problems, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, insanity, electroshock therapy, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, confined, estrangement, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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81%
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: eastern europe
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80%
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The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, female masturbation, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, lesbian, rage, desire, sister sister relationship, travel, lesbianism, incest, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden
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75%
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Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. His wife pushes him to seek a promotion, which may be a long shot after he gives a dull and tipsy toast at an office dinner. But why would Herr Raab run amok?
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: couples, family relations, murder, married couple, colleague, uxoricide, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, deadly, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, couples, family problems, infidelity, deadly, crimes, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 466
Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: introspection, infidelity, family problems, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, social relations, unfulfillment, strong female presence, monastery, female director, school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, opposites attract, love and romance, deadly, chaos and mayhem, destiny, friendship, love affair, architect, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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70%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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68%
Life Love Death (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fran├žois Toledo, married businessman and father, falls head-over-heels in love with Janine, a work colleague. However, he is soon found out: after three dates, he strangles some prostitutes, when, the victim of blackmail, he becomes dishonored. He ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, prison, death penalty, death sentence, curses spells and rituals, tragic love, death row, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, spain, france, paris france
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Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, haunted by the past, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, couples, family problems, police detective, love and romance, friendship, couple relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual content, crimes, investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, embezzlement, stock broker, couple relations, misfit, dishonesty, life is a bitch, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Edge of Madness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's placed in a cell; for the next several months, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, starting over, vengeance, mysterious character, investigation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, love triangle, murder, isolation, manipulation, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Naomi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ilan Ben-Natan is a man on his sixties and a well-known professor of astrophysics at the University of Haifa. He is married with Naomi, a 28 years old, attractive book illustrator. Inclined to suspect, he finds out her wife's betrayal and then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, couples, infidelity, love triangle, obsession, crumbling marriage, deadly, crimes, redemption, investigation, disposing of a dead body, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, destiny, couple relations, haunted by the past, love triangle, theater, alcohol abuse, love affair, introspection, family in crisis, human nature, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, love affair, military life, infidelity, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
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53%
The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Edgar Hudson meets Abby, a concert pianist, at a dinner party. Abby is involved with someone else but that doesn't stop the two from acting upon their ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, psychological thriller, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual abuse, couple relations, obsession, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, strong sexual content, dysfunctional marriage, possessiveness, infidelity, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
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51%
A Perfect Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Antonio and Emma have been separated for years, but he does not accept when Emma dates other men. Indeed Antonio proves obsessive, aggressive and intrusive, and again threatens Emma to hurt the children: little Kevin, shy and introverted, and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, obsession, breaking point, danger, life is a bitch, family problems, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, crimes, parents and children, ex husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Question of Silence (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other two join her in beating the man to death. Other female ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, legal, feminism, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, politics, life is a bitch, crime, law enforcement, legal investigation, deadly, store ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, love and romance, youth, young lovers, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: emotional, clever, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love triangle, love affair, introspection, journalism, betrayal, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Cover (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years has been leading a double life. Her strength of character and faith ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, church, infidelity, investigation, family problems, couples, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, drug abuse, addiction, hospital, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Fear of Fear (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After having her second child, a German housewife suffers from post-partum depression before inexplicably falling into a continually misdiagnosed mental state, befuddling her relatives.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: losing-it hero, unfulfillment, lifestyle, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic love, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, addiction, mental illness, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
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Macho Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A former American soldier becomes an exotic dancer and male prostitute in Manila.
Style: sexual, rough, disturbing, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, society, love and romance, drug dealing, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, sexual relations, teenage life, law enforcement, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%