The year is 1933 and the Nazis are on the rise in Germany. The family of a rich industrialist is trying to turn things around in their favor. After the death of the old Konstantine von Essenbeck, his Nazi-oriented son-in-law Friedrich took over the family business. Konstantin’s son is a drug addict and is in a sexual relationship with his mother, the widow Essenbeck. Greed and the desire for a good life drive the Essenbeck family among the Nazis, into a world of corruption, betrayal and murder.
Italian stage and film director Luchino Visconti (1906–1976) is considered one of the founding fathers of the Italian neorealism film movement. As his career progressed, however, he produced more lavish films that spanned a range of historical periods. More than just a neorealist director, Visconti was one of the greatest international film directors that emerged from the post–war Italian cinema.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Top Foreign Films, National Board of Review, USA 1970
Best Foreign Film, Sant Jordi Awards 1976
The Damned (fic.)
Director: Luchino Visconti
Country: Italy, West Germany
Language: Italian, German
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem
Production: Italnoleggio Cinematografico, Praesidens, Pegaso Cinematografica, Eichberg-Film