The Damned (1969)

Director
Luchino Visconti

Main cast
Dirk Bogarde; Ingrid Thulin; Helmut Griem; Helmut Berger; Charlotte Rampling

Genres
Drama

Description
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.


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