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Director:
Writers:
Victor Alexandrov (story)
René Clément (adaptation)
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Release Date:
19 September 1947 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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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Dead Horizons, Empty Skies And A Sea Full Of Troubles See more (6 total) »

Cast

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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
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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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Dead Horizons, Empty Skies And A Sea Full Of Troubles, 6 August 2014
Author: Dalbert Pringle from New Zealand

Let's face it - If you're a Nazi, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.

This 1947, WW2 Drama (as told through the eyes of French film-maker, Rene Clement) was, in spite of its flaws and somewhat dry story-telling, at least worth one viewing.

Certainly containing its fair share of Nazi stereotypes, The Damned (aka. Les Maudits) featured a truly despicable villain (former SS officer, Forster) who, before long, I just loved to hate.

The Damned's story begins on April 18, 1945 (as WW2 was quickly coming to an end).

A small group of wealthy Nazis (along with some tag-along French sympathizers) board a fully-crewed submarine just outside of Oslo, Norway. Their hopes are to, sooner or later, make a clear break all the way to South America. But, of course, a mission of this one's nature (especially with these particular passengers on board) could never, ever be expected to go exactly as planned.

As predicted (pressed within the unbelievably cramped and crowded confines of the submarine) it doesn't take long for betrayals, double-crosses and flaring tempers to rise to the occasion.

From Norway, to the North Sea, and along the English Channel, this jam-packed "sardine can" makes 2 unscheduled pit-stops on its way towards the Atlantic Ocean. And, as fate would have it, these brief stopovers prove to be the inevitable undoing of this particular mission.

P.S. - After all was said and done in The Damned, I kind of wondered whatever happened to the cute, little black & white kitten who was also a passenger on this submarine. I hope that the good doctor was able to save it, 'cause I certainly don't think this putty-tat had any Nazi leanings.

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