The Damned (Les maudits)
The Damned (Les maudits) (1947)

Oslo, April 19th 1945, as the Third Reich is living its last days, a group of Nazis and sympathizers (a Wehrmacht general; an SS commander and his "assistant"; an Italian industrialist and his wife who is also the general's… More

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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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J.C. Maçek III
PopMatters

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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Virginia Graham
The Spectator

The characters are well drawn, notably M. Paul Bernard as the collaborationist, and there is a magnificent bit of acting by Dalio, which is well worth a hearing.

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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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