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The Damned
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Presented by Pervert Pictures
Sun 17 Mar · 14:00
The rise of Nazism is set against the turbulent lives of a wealthy family of munitions manufacturers, in Luchino Visconti’s (Death in Venice) Oscar-nominated epic.
Drama • Provocative • Dark
Part of reRUN

It’s 1933 and the industrialist Essenbeck family must do business with the newly elected Nazi government. Its patriarch, Baron Joachim von Essenbeck, replaces the business’ anti-Nazi vice president and the already dysfunctional family falls further into chaos.

BAFTA winner, Dirk Bogarde (The Servant) and frequent Ingmar Bergman collaborator, Ingrid Thulin, star as power-hungry and conniving lovers with ambitions to take over the family business, as Hitler tightens his grip on Germany and threatens the future of the factory. Meanwhile, Baron Joachim’s seemingly naïve but utterly deranged grandson, Martin, has plans of his own – played by Helmut Berger in a role which would earn him a Golden Globe nomination.

Loosely based on the Krupp family, who would later be convicted of war crimes for their factory’s collaboration with the Nazi government, The Damned is a thrillingly debauched exploration of bourgeois power during pre-Second World War Germany, complete with sex, violence, decadence and degradation.

Content Guidance: the film is not graphic but contains some violence and implied paedophilia and incest.

The film is presented by Pervert Pictures and will begin with a short introduction.

Pervert Pictures is a Leeds-based film club for lovers of the erotic, the disturbing and the provocative, which aims to create a safe and social environment for the viewing of explicit and challenging films.

Details

Original language title
La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung)
Duration
2hrs 37mins
Director
Luchino Visconti
Featuring
Dirk Bogarde • Ingrid Thulin • Helmut Berger
Year
1969
Country of origin
Italy • West Germany
Language
English
Strobe lighting
Guidance unavailable
Content guidance
Violence • Rape/sexual assault/sexual abuse
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