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The Damned

Luchino Visconti / IT, DE, 1969 / 155 min.

Inspired by the family history of the infamous steel magnate Krupp, one of Hitler’s financiers. The Damned shows life behind the façade of big industry: as well as rich, the members of the (Krupp) dynasty prove to be immoral and extremely unhappy. In memory of the actor Helmut Berger who died in May 2023. 

poster The Damned (Luchino Visconti, IT/DE 1969)
When news of the fire at the Reichstag (1933) reaches the aristocratic Essenbeck family, it becomes apparent how the various members view the rise of the Nazi regime. Although the industrialist paterfamilias hates fascism he has allied himself with the Nazi regime to provide steel for their war machine.

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This movie contains scenes of violencePersons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Luchino Visconti

Production year

1969

Country

IT, DE

Original title

La caduta degli dei

Length

155 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

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Eye Classics

Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. With the Eye Classics series, Eye brings film history even closer. Every week, we screen at least three classics from the collection under one recognisable name: Eye Classics.

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