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The Damned (La caduta degli dei) (1969)

The Damned
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Dirk Bogarde Dirk Bogarde
Friedrich Bruckmann
Ingrid Thulin Ingrid Thulin
Baroness Sophie Von Essenbeck
Helmut Griem Helmut Griem
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Helmut Berger Helmut Berger
Martin Von Essenbeck
Renaud Verley Renaud Verley
Günther Von Essenbeck
Umberto Orsini Umberto Orsini
Herbert Thallman
Reinhard Kolldehoff Reinhard Kolldehoff
Baron Konstantin Von Essenbeck
Albrecht Schoenhals Albrecht Schoenhals
Baron Joachim Von Essenbeck


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An average movie

2 years ago at Jul 29 8:18
To be honest, it has been a while since I saw this movie and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. Basically, I bumped into this movie in a DVD shop, if I recall it correctly, and since I have always been a fan of Luchino Visconti’s work, I thought I might as well check it out. Indeed, I always thought that there was something fascinating in his work, more than with any other Italian directo... read more
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Description: In 1969, The Damned (La caduta degli dei) was director Luchino Visconti's most controversial film to date. Set in the 1930s, the film zeroes in on a Krupp-like family of German munition manufacturers. The Essenbeck clan is headed by the Baron (Rene Kolldehoff), but daughter Sophie (Ingrid Thulin) wants her Nazi boyfriend to take over the business. Soon the Baron is dead and Bruckman (Dirk Bogarde) becomes company president. Son Martin (Helmut Berger) is the dope-addicted teenager who sleeps with his mother and drags her into her own dependence on drugs. Ever in pursuit of more millions to add to their already bulging coffers, th ... (more)
Release date: 18 December 1969
UPC: 085392888023
Tags: War (4), Nazi (3), Drama (3), Finance (2), Romance (2), WWII (2), Bomb (2), Reich (2), 1960s (2), 1969 (2), Italy (2), Germany (1), Business (1), Europe (1), World (1), German (1), Downfall (1), Money (1), Wealthy (1), Family (1)
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An average movie

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