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The Damned -- Set during the closing days of WWII this gritty, claustrophobic mix of Film Noir and psychological suspense follows the doomed escape of a group of Nazi's as they flee for South America aboard a submarine hoping to evade their fate in Europe
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Victor Alexandrov (story)
René Clément (adaptation)
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Release Date:
19 September 1947 (France) See more »
Oslo, April 19th 1945, as the Third Reich is living its last days, a group of Nazis and sympathizers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Damned
 (From Disc Dish. 14 August 2013, 4:37 PM, PDT)

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Marcel Dalio ... Larga (as Dalio)
Henri Vidal ... Docteur Guilbert
Florence Marly ... Hilde Garosi
Fosco Giachetti ... Garosi
Paul Bernard ... Couturier
Jo Dest ... Forster (as Jodest)
Michel Auclair ... Willy Morus
Anne Campion ... Ingrid Ericksen
Andreas von Halberstadt (as A. Von Halberstadt)
Jean Didier ... Le commandant du sous-marin / The Captain
Lucien Hector ... Ericksen
Jean Lozach (as Lozach)
Karl Münch (as Karl Munch)
Georges Niemann
Max Herman
Claude Vernier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Fuchs ... Bit Part
Carrère ... Bit part (uncredited)
Jeanne Herviale ... La bonne du docteur (uncredited)
Kurt Kronefeld ... General Von Hauser (uncredited)
Paul Sabas ... Bit part (uncredited)
Michel Thierry ... Bit part (uncredited)

Directed by
René Clément 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Victor Alexandrov  story
René Clément  adaptation
Jacques Companéez  story
Henri Jeanson  dialogue
Jacques Rémy  adaptation

Produced by
André Paulvé .... producer
Michel Safra .... producer
Paul Wagner .... producer
Original Music by
Yves Baudrier 
Cinematography by
Henri Alekan 
Film Editing by
Roger Dwyre 
Production Design by
Paul Bertrand 
Makeup Department
Paul Clavel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pierre Sabas .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre Chevalier .... first assistant director
Claude Clément .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Joseph de Bretagne .... sound
Robert Teisseire .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri Tiquet .... camera operator
Robert Tomatis .... still photographer

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Also Known As:
"Les maudits" - France (original title)
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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The story was suggested by a newspaper article Jacques Companéez had read.See more »


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11 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
I disagree, 10 June 2013

I give this film five stars although I would rather have given it one star, because of the other reviews posted here. I cannot say for sure that this is René Clement's weakest film but it is by far not his best and it is the weakest I can remember to have seen. It contains the typical Nazi stereotypes that were maybe true, I don't know, but nevertheless boring. Had the Nazis all have been such idiots they could hardly have lasted six years in a war against practically the whole world. True, they were first supported by the west to scare off the Bolsheviks but later on they were pretty much alone against the whole world. When it came out maybe there were not that many films about Nazi stereotypes and so it must have seemed better thenö but I review the film from the impact it could have to day and in that lite it is at best vaguely interesting but on no account whatsoever comparable with Les yeux interdit, for example. I just went through the list of Clements films and of the ones I've seen, this is indeed his weakest.

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