Les Maudits (The Damned)
Les Maudits (The Damned) (1947)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 19, 1947
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2004
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Clément conjures up some good suspense sequences as the doctor hatches a plan to escape in an inflatable dinghy, though what really powers the story is the director's icy contempt for his ship of fools.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

What makes the film is the atmosphere of claustrophobia and dread that Clément creates.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Exciting WW II thriller.

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J.C. Maçek III

This poignancy may not translate to modern audiences whose ideas of postwar France revolves around a completely different war and a completely new France.

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Stefanie C
Based on a family's foray into unadulterated corruption during the third Reich. Initially, the relationships of the various characters were difficult to… More
Pierluigi Puccini
'The fall of the gods' it's the original and perfect title for this jarring shakespearean/greek like retelling, set in the morbid, decadent days… More