Renaud Verley

Renaud Verley

Renaud Verley Quick Links

Film RSS

The Damned Review


OK
Think of it as The Magnificent Nazi Ambersons. Luchino Visconti (Death in Venice) weaves a fictionalized account of 1933-34 Germany as the Nazis rise to power. He follows one family in particular, a wealthy upper-crust bunch of industrialists who throw their lot in with the Nazis, despite some clear abuses in the horizon. These are the titular damned -- having sold their souls pretty much literally in the pursuit of even more wealth.

Along the way Visconti tosses a litany of decadence at us. As if Nazism wasn't enough, we get incest in the family, a little pedophilia, and some cross-dressing and homosexual hijinks. It all culminates in a bloodbath -- the historical "Night of the Long Knives," a one-night, bloody purge of dissidents in Hitler's old private army, the SA (predecessor to the SS), brought on by fears of a coup against his budding rule. Hitler's rule would be solidified after this history-making event.

Continue reading: The Damned Review

Renaud Verley

Renaud Verley Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Suggested

Foo Fighters Confirm That Cal Jam 2018 Is Happening

Foo Fighters Confirm That Cal Jam 2018 Is Happening

Take a look back at October's inaugural event.

Sam Mendes Drops Out Of Disney's Live-Action 'Pinocchio'; Could He Return To Bond?

Sam Mendes Drops Out Of Disney's Live-Action 'Pinocchio'; Could He Return To Bond?

The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.

Liam Gallagher Tugs At The Heartstrings As He Confesses Missing His Brother

Liam Gallagher Tugs At The Heartstrings As He Confesses Missing His Brother

Is a Gallagher reunion on the cards for the future?

Advertisement
The 'Stranger Things' Kids Love 'High School Musical'

The 'Stranger Things' Kids Love 'High School Musical'

The unlikely franchise took over their Halloween night.

Advertisement

Renaud Verley Movies

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.