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Luchino Visconti

La caduta degli dei (The Damned)

157' - 1969 - War, Drama - Dialogue: German, Italian
Director: Luchino Visconti Composer: Maurice Jarre With: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem
Germany immediately following the burning of the Reichstag: the family of steel industrialist Baron Joachim Von Essenbeck, is divided politically in its support for the Nazis and in a power struggle for control of the firm. Essenbeck's daughter-in-law Sophie persuades her lover and the firm's manager Friedrich Bruckmann to form an alliance with Aschenback, a fanatic Nazi. They denounce Herbert, vice-president and an anti-fascist, help him escape, then shoot the Baron. Friedrich is made heir. The new vice-president blackmails Sophie's son, Martin, to gain control for himself but being a member of the SA, is killed by Friedrich.

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Credits

Director

Luchino Visconti

Composer

Maurice Jarre

With

Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem

Scenario

Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli

Director of Photography

Pasqualino De Santis, Armando Nannuzzi

Editor

Ruggero Mastroianni

Producer

Ever Haggiag, Alfredy Levy

More information

Dialogue

German, Italian

Countries of production

Italy, West Germany

Year

1969

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