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Director:
Writers:
Nicola Badalucco (story) &
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Release Date:
18 December 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He was to become the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany.
Plot:
The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Ingrid Thulin Masterpiece See more (53 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dirk Bogarde ... Friedrich Bruckmann

Ingrid Thulin ... Baroness Sophie Von Essenbeck
Helmut Griem ... Aschenbach

Helmut Berger ... Martin Von Essenbeck
Renaud Verley ... Günther Von Essenbeck
Umberto Orsini ... Herbert Thallman
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Baron Konstantin Von Essenbeck (as René Koldehoff)
Albrecht Schoenhals ... Baron Joachim Von Essenbeck (as Albrecht Schönhals)

Florinda Bolkan ... Olga
Nora Ricci ... Governess

Charlotte Rampling ... Elisabeth Thallman
Irina Wanka ... Lisa Keller
Karin Mittendorf ... Thilde Thallman
Valentina Ricci ... Erika Thalman
Wolfgang Hillinger ... Janek
Bill Vanders ... Chief of Police
Howard Nelson Rubien ... Dean of the University (as H. Nelson Rubien)
Werner Hasselmann ... Gestapo Officer
Peter Dane ... Steelmill Clerk
Mark Salvage ... Police Inspector
Karl-Otto Alberty ... 1st Officer Wehrmacht (as Karl Otto Alberty)
John Frederick ... 2nd Officer Wehrmacht
Richard Beach ... 3rd Officer Wehrmacht
Klaus Höhne ... 1st S.A. Officer (as Claus Höhne)
Ernst Kuhr ... 2nd S.A. Officer
Peter Brandt ... 3rd S.A. Officer
Wolfgang Ehrlich ... S.A. Militiaman
Ester Carloni ... 1st Maid (as Esterina Carloni)
Antonietta Fiorito ... 2nd Maid (as Antonietta Fiorita)

Jessica Dublin ... Nurse
Piero Morgia ... Young man in shirt-sleeves
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karl Hass
Judith Burnett ... Helga (uncredited)
Al Cliver ... SS Soldier (uncredited)
Giada Desideri ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Michele Scalera ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
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Directed by
Luchino Visconti 
 
Writing credits
Nicola Badalucco (story and screenplay) &
Enrico Medioli (story and screenplay) &
Luchino Visconti (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Attilio D'Onofrio .... associate producer
Ever Haggiag .... producer
Alfred Levy .... producer
Pietro Notarianni .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis (director of photography) (as Pasquale De Santis)
Armando Nannuzzi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
 
Production Design by
Vincenzo Del Prato  (as Enzo Del Prato)
 
Art Direction by
Pasquale Romano 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Tosi 
 
Makeup Department
Mauro Gavazzi .... makeup artist
Luciano Vito .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Giuseppe Bordogni .... general manager
Anna Davini .... production supervisor
Ernst Egerer .... production supervisor
Hugo Leeb .... production supervisor
Umberto Sambuco .... production supervisor
Bruno Sassaroli .... production supervisor
Gilberto Scarpellini .... production supervisor
Giuseppe Bordogni .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albino Cocco .... assistant director
Fanny Wessling .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Giuseppe Ranieri .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Renato Cadueri .... dubbing mixer
Vittorio Trentino .... sound engineer
Primiano Muratori .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Aldo Gasparri .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuseppe Bernardini .... camera operator (as Giuseppe Berardini)
Mario Cimini .... assistant camera
Nino Cristiani .... camera operator
Mario Tursi .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vera Marzot .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Lea Mazzocchi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
 
Other crew
Mario Maldesi .... dialogue director
Rometta Pietrostefani .... continuity
Giancarlo Giannini .... voice dubbing: Helmut Berger (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Helmut Griem (uncredited)
Melina Martello .... voice dubbing: Charlotte Rampling (uncredited)
Anna Miserocchi .... voice dubbing: Ingrid Thulin (uncredited)
Luigi Vannucchi .... voice dubbing: Dirk Bogarde (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung)" - Italy (original title)
"Luchino Visconti's The Damned" - USA (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, nudity and aberrant sexuality (cut version) (1979)
Runtime:
156 min
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (2001) | France:-12 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (cut version) (1979) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
This was the first X-rated film to be shown on American network television, although heavily edited and in a late-night time slot.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The film opens on the night of the Reichstag Fire (27 February 1933). However, later that night (or early the next morning) the police inspector investigating the murder of Joachim, in dictating a report to a secretary, gives the date as 18 February 1933.See more »
Quotes:
Sophie Von Essenbeck:It's not a joke. Enormous interests are at stake, and Martin thinks...
Konstantin Von Essenbeck:As far as I know, it's the first time Martin ever used his head to think!
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Soundtrack:
Kinder, heut' abend, da such ich mir was ausSee more »

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30 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
A Ingrid Thulin Masterpiece, 11 February 2006
Author: legwarmers1980 from United States

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 over-took Germany.

Ingrid Thulin's greatest and most controversial scene role.

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