The Damned (The Criterion Collection)

The Damned (The Criterion Collection)

Dirk Bogarde
Director: Luchino Visconti Cast: Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
, Ingrid Thulin
Ingrid Thulin
, Helmut Griem
Helmut Griem
Luchino Visconti

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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, the family plays along with the Nazis, descending into corruption, betrayal and murder all along the way. The film was originally released in the U.S. with an X rating.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2021
UPC: 0715515264419
Original Release: 1969
Rating: R
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 2:37:00
Sales rank: 1,939

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dirk Bogarde Friedrich Bruckmann
Ingrid Thulin Baroness Sophie von Essenbeck
Helmut Griem Aschenbach
Helmut Berger Martin Von Essenbeck
Charlotte Rampling Elisabeth Thallman
Florinda Bolkan Olga
René Kolldehoff Baron Konstantin Von Essenbeck
Umberto Orsini Herbert Thallman
Renaud Verley Gunther von Essenbeck
Nora Ricci Governess
Karin Mittendorf Thilde Thallman
Wolfgang Hillinger Janck
Werner Hassleman Gestapo Officer
Peter Dane Steelmill Cerk
Karl Otto Alberty 1st Officer Wehrmacht
John Frederick 2nd Officer Wehrmacht
Richard Beach 3rd Officer Wehrmacht
Klaus Hohne 1st SA Officer
Jessica Dublin Nurse
Michele Scalera Actor
Albrecht Schoenhals Baron Joachim von Essenbeck

Technical Credits
Luchino Visconti Director,Screenwriter
Niccola Badalucco Screenwriter
Pasqualino De Santis Cinematographer
Ever Haggiag Producer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Alfred Levy Producer
Vera Marzot Costumes/Costume Designer
Ruggero Mastroianni Editor
Enrico Medioli Screenwriter
Armando Nannuzzi Cinematographer
Pietro Notarianni Executive Producer
Pasquale Romano Art Director
Piero Tosi Costumes/Costume Designer

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