Ingrid Thulin, Dirk Bogarde and the cast of The Damned (1969)
Ingrid Thulin, Dirk Bogarde and the cast of The Damned (1969)
The Damned (1969)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

The Damned

Luchino Visconti | Italy, West Germany | | M

The first film in Visconti’s “German Trilogy” follows the trials and tribulations of an industrialist family who are brutally coerced into manufacturing arms for the Nazis.

The film’s loose, disjointed structure and provocative, operatic and expressionistic excesses can be read stylistically as a parable of the decline of the Weimar Republic and the ensuing nationalistic lurch towards totalitarianism and fascism: an orgy that culminates in a massacre. Starring Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin and Helmut Berger, and featuring Charlotte Rampling in a supporting role.

Courtesy of Cinecittà Luce

Format: DCP, Colour
Language: Italian and German with English subtitles
Source: Cinecitta Luce
Duration: 156 mins


24 & 26 May 2021


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90 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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