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Release Date: 1980

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Peter (Robert Atzorn) and Katarina (Christine Buchegger) are at a marital crossroads, but, when he brutally kills a burlesque dancer, their domestic squabbles are rendered trivial by comparison. In the wake of the crime, the film backtracks, painting a portrait of the fraught union between Peter and Katarina. When does a marriage go bad? What causes a member of the German bourgeoisie to murder an innocent woman? These are the questions director Ingmar Bergman's movie tries to answer.

Cast: Robert Atzorn, Christine Buchegger, Martin Benrath, Rita Russek, Lola Muethel, Walter Schmidinger, Heinz Bennent

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Bavaria Film, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) [at], Incorporated Television Company, Personafilm

Keywords: Fall, Transformation, Dark, Love interest, Police officer, Wife, Murder, 1980s, Husband, Marriage, Police station