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April 8—15, 2024

Warsaw

The Damned


The title, which refers to the fourth part of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, foreshadows the expressive, operatic nature of the film. Set in the 1930s, The Damned depicts the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany from the perspective of a family of wealthy German industrialists dallying with the totalitarian authorities. The story of their downfall is the starting point for depicting the decline of culture, which – unlike in The Leopard – is portrayed in a brutal, almost grotesque way. In this film, loved by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Visconti explores sexual perversions and introduces elements of queer aesthetics. As an attempt to describe the origins of Nazism, The Damned remains an extremely inspiring work, as can be seen from the numerous contemporary theatrical adaptations of the script.

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DATE

April 9, 2024

TIME

6:00 PM

VENUE

Kino Iluzjon Stolica

COPY / OTHERS

DATE

April 14, 2024

TIME

9:30 AM

VENUE

Kino Muranów Zbyszek

COPY / OTHERS

ENGLISH TITLE

The Damned

ORIGINAL TITLE

La caduta degli dei

LANGUAGE

German, Italian

SUBTITLES

Polish, English

SECTION

DIRECTOR

DURATION

160 min

YEAR

1969

COUNTRY

Italy, FRG

SALES

Warner Bros. Discovery Poland

TRIGGER WARNING

???

PRODUCER

Ever Haggiag, Alfred Levy

PRODUCTION

Praesidens, Pegaso Cinematografica, Ital-Noleggio Cinematografico,
Eichberg-Film

CAST

Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Berger, Renaud Verley, Helmut Griem

SCREENPLAY

Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Armando Nannuzzi, Pasqualino De Santis (colour)

EDITING

Ruggero Mastroianni

SCORE

Maurice Jarre

COSTUME DESIGN

Piero Tosi

ART DIRECTION

Enzo del Prato, Pasquale Romano

DECADE

EDITION