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3.8
647 Ratings

The Damned

The Damned (Götterdämmerung)

Directed by Luchino Visconti
Italy, West Germany, 1969
Drama, History, LGBT+

Synopsis

The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.

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The Damned Directed by Luchino Visconti

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1970 | Nominee: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced

National Board of Review

1970 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

Golden Globes (USA)

1970 | Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer – Male

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1969 | 2nd place: Best Screenplay

1969 | 3 runner-up prizes including: Best Film

Critics reviews

THE DAMNED is Luchino Visconti's most polarizing film, an allegory about the rise of Nazism staged like a night at the opera. That it's an intoxicating piece of filmmaking (The colors seem to be painted in oil) is beyond dispute; the argument has to do with the devotion of so much technical mastery to so distasteful a concept.
February 04, 2010
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