Film Series : Visconti

The Damned

La caduta degli dei

1969, Luchino Visconti, Italy, 156 min. With Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin

Show Times

  • Sun, Nov 11th 2:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 14th 6:30pm

"May be the chef d'oeuvre of the great Italian director - a spectacle of such greedy passion, such uncompromising sensation, and such obscene shock that it makes you realize how small and safe and ordinary most movies are." - Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Visconti pulls out the stops with Wagnerian gusto in this lurid saga (originally X-rated in the U.S.) of a Krupp-like German industrial family that throws its support to the Nazis in the 1930s. Their devil's bargain yields spectacularly dire results, as the family descends into depravity and murder, and Germany itself is consumed in a storm of fire and blood - the latter most evident in the stunning recreation of the "Night of the Long Knives" massacre. In English and German with English subtitles. DCP digital (MR)

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