MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,567 this week

Damnation (1988)
"Kárhozat" (original title)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 2,538 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 23 critic

Karrer plods his way through life in quiet desperation. His environment is drab and rainy and muddy. Eaten up with solitude, his hopelessness would be incurable but for the existence of the... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 43 titles
created 25 Oct 2010
 
a list of 49 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 24 Jan 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 28 Jul 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Damnation" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Damnation (1988)

Damnation (1988) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Damnation.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Franz "Fox" Biberkopf is a working-class guy, at loose ends when his lover is arrested and the police shutter their carnival booth. In need of cash for his weekly lottery purchase, Fox lets... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.

Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Jean-Marc Lamoure
Stars: Erika Bók, Zolt Cholnoky, Kata Czigler
L'enfant (2005)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Stars: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Segard
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she ... See full summary »

Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce
Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard
Macbeth II (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Béla Tarr
Stars: György Cserhalmi, Erzsébet Kútvölgyi, Ferenc Bencze
Utolsó hajó (1990)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Béla Tarr
Stars: Miklós Székely B., Michael Mehlmann, László Gálffi
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Béla Tarr
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Fatih Akin, Barbara Albert, and 24 more credits »
Stars: Safia Aggoune, Abel Alves, Benzirar Baroudi
City Life (1990)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Directors: Alejandro Agresti, Gábor Altorjay, and 11 more credits »
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Miklós Jancsó
Stars: József Madaras, György Cserhalmi, Ferenc Kállai
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Gábor Balogh
János Balogh
Péter Breznyik Berg
Imre Chmelik
György Cserhalmi ...
Sebestyén
Zoltán Csorba
József Dénes
Zoltán Farkas
Gáspár Ferdinándy
Jenõ Gaál
János Gémes
Károly Hunyadi
Ágnes Kamondy
Sándor Kaszab
Vali Kerekes ...
The Singer
Edit

Storyline

Karrer plods his way through life in quiet desperation. His environment is drab and rainy and muddy. Eaten up with solitude, his hopelessness would be incurable but for the existence of the Titanik Bar and its beautiful, haunting singer. But the lady is married and Karrer is determined to keep her husband away... Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 October 1988 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Damnation  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There is no dialogue until 7 minutes into the film. See more »

Goofs

In the Dance/Party scene, the band and the music are clearly out of sync. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paris, je t'aime (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Damned if you do, damned if you don't
22 January 2007 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

An exceptionally brilliant movie. But this is not for everyone. Beautifully shot in black and white, the director bravely specialises in spectacularly lengthy shots which the viewer's brain will either become absorbed by or reject for tedium. An interesting dimension which can heighten involvement in these long shots (or annoy the hell out the unconvinced) is rhythmical sound - be it cranky machinery (like the relentless mechanical pulley system outside the 'central' character's window) or people dancing to cabaret music. There is a detachment to the camera-work, particularly in the dance band sequences, which reminded me of Kubrick. Again this is an approach which will alienate many viewers but it lends a kind of philosophical power what would otherwise be mundane documentary social observation.

I watched this after the more recent Werckmeister Harmonies on the current double-disc DVD edition available in the UK which is a superb issue and has an interview with the Director as a bonus feature. Interesting to note that he states quite categorically that he intends no allegorical/symbolic element to his work.


23 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The song in the bar lordpuffer
Other 'visually beautiful' films? mmeerrtt
Psychology of / reactions to a scene Opio
Discuss Damnation (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?