The Damned (1969)

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In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German industrial firm. Through such characters as a German Baron, a child molester, a Nazi Storm Trooper, an innocent man framed for murder, and a Captain in the German SS, "Damned" thus shows how so called "German Upper Class Nobility" first resented Adolf Hitler, then accepted him, and at last embraced him.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 91% / Audience 84%

Rated R,  2 hr 36 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Luchino Visconti
CAST
Dirk Bogarde  •  Ingrid Thulin  •  Helmut Griem  •  Helmut Berger

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Dirk Bogarde Frederick Bruckmann
Ingrid Thulin Sophie Von Essenbeck
Helmut Griem Aschenbach
Helmut Berger Martin Von Essenbeck
Charlotte Rampling Elisabeth Thallman
Reinhard Kolldehoff Konstantin von Essenbeck
Florinda Bolkan Olga
Umberto Orsini Herbert Thallman
Renaud Verley Günther Von Essenbeck
Albrecht Schoenhals Baron Joachim Von Essenbeck
Nora Ricci Governess
Irina Wanka Lisa Keller