The Damned (1969)

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin and Helmut Griem

Language: English | Subtitles: Italian

Country: Italy | (Nominated for Oscar)

Also known as: La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung), La caída de los dioses, Les damnés, De lange knives nat, Die Verdammten (Götterdämmerung), Elátkozottak, Gmertebis Dagupva, Kadotetut, La caduta degli Dei (Götterdämmerung), Lanetliler, Les damnés (Götterdämmerung), Luchino Visconti’s The Damned, Luchino Viscontis Die Verdammten, Oi kataramenoi, Os Malditos, Os deuses Malditos, Zmierzch bogów

Description: The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.

Review: A Twisted Masterpiece… Visconti outdid himself on this one! In ‘The Damned’ we take a long look into the dark world of a perverted German family during Hitler’s rise to power. Little bit of everything in this one; treachery, murder, incest, molestation… nothing pretty here, but a fantastic story. Well told and nicely photographed, The Damned is not for the squeamish, but very much worth a look.



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