The power and fortune of the Von Essenbeck family remained intact even when Germany lost the great war and during the depression that followed. Now it's 1934 and the baron has summoned his family to a dinner that also brings a cousin rising in the Nazi party to the great house accompanied by a rising manager at the baron's company. Two little girls recite poetry in the parlor and then play hide-and-seek with their cousin Martin. Suddenly there is a scream. The baron has been shot with their father's gun and the father flees the country. Written by
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Caduta degli dei, La is one of the most shocking movies in screen
history. I truthfully don't believe this film could be made today, it's
just too perverted.
Swedish actress Ingrid Thulin of Wild Strawberries fame is fantastic as
a ruthless countess who will do anything, and I mean anything to
achieve her desires for power. About 44 years old in 1969, Thulin
presents a sexy and dangerous screen aura. She's blonde, lanky, and
uses her stunning exotic looks and fit body to get what she wants.
This film is very demented, but it's symbolic of the fall of normality
in Germany as the Nazi Party gains power. Scenes of gay orgies, nude
men, gay cross dressers, and child molestation leave a bitter taste in
your mouth. However, Ingrid Thulin's scene in which her sexually
mixed-up son strips before her and then tears off her top is even
further over the top. Thulin plays the part to perfection and as she
lays half-naked in bed both crying tears of agony and moans in
excitement, it's an outstanding symbolic scene of the damnation that
Ingrid Thulin's greatest and most controversial scene role.
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