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The Damned

The Damned

The Damned

1969 / 156min / 35mm

Few filmmakers have been able to capture the terror and deceptive seductiveness of Nazi decadence like Luchino Visconti in his grand, scary, yet utterly irreverent chronicle of an incestuous German industrialist family as the Third Reich rises to power. Perched on the border between weighty melodrama and crass camp, Visconti’s film echoes the epic domestic dramas of Thomas Mann while treating recent German history as a florid nasty joke.