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The Damned Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Helmut Berger New Star of the Year - Male 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Luchino Visconti Best Original Screenplay 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Enrico Medioli Best Original Screenplay 1969 Nominee

Cast

Dirk Bogarde
as Friedrich Bruckmann
Ingrid Thulin
as Baroness Sophie von Essenbeck
Helmut Griem
as Aschenbach
Helmut Berger
as Martin Von Essenbeck
Charlotte Rampling
as Elisabeth Thallman
Florinda Bolkan
as Olga
René Kolldehoff
as Baron Konstantin Von Essenbeck
Umberto Orsini
as Herbert Thallman
Renaud Verley
as Gunther von Essenbeck
Nora Ricci
as Governess
Wolfgang Hillinger
as Janck
Peter Dane
as Steelmill Cerk
Richard Beach
as 3rd Officer Wehrmacht
Klaus Hohne
as 1st SA Officer
Jessica Dublin
as Nurse
Michele Scalera
Albrecht Schoenhals
as Baron Joachim von Essenbeck
Peter Dane
as Steelmill Cerk
Richard Beach
as 3rd Officer Wehrmacht
Jessica Dublin
as Nurse
Wolfgang Hillinger
as Janck
Klaus Hohne
as 1st SA Officer

Crew

Luchino Visconti
Director
Ever Haggiag
Producer
Niccola Badalucco
Screenwriter
Luchino Visconti
Screenwriter
Enrico Medioli
Screenwriter
Armando Nannuzzi
Cinematographer
Pasqualino De Santis
Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Ruggero Mastroianni
Editor
Pasquale Romano
Art Director
Pietro Notarianni
Executive Producer
Vera Marzot
Costume Designer
Piero Tosi
Costume Designer
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