IMDb > La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) (1969)
La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung)
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) (1969) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 32 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.6/10   5,901 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Nicola Badalucco (story) &
Enrico Medioli (story) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
18 December 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Masterpiece See more (56 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)

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


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Damned" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"Die Verdammten (Götterdämmerung)" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"La caduta degli Dei" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Luchino Visconti's The Damned" - USA (poster title)
"Luchino Viscontis Die Verdammten" - West Germany (poster title)
"Les damnés" - Belgium (French title) (imdb display title), Canada (French title), France (imdb display title)
"La caída de los dioses" - Argentina, Spain
"Гибель богов" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Прокълнатите" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"De Fordömda" - Sweden (imdb display title)
"De lange knives nat" - Denmark
"De verdoemden" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"De verdoemden" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Elátkozottak" - Hungary
"Gmertebis Dagupva" - Georgia (imdb display title)
"Jigoku ni ochita yûjadomo" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Kadotetut" - Finland
"Lanetliler" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Les damnés (Götterdämmerung)" - France (poster title)
"Oi kataramenoi" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Os Deuses Malditos" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Os Malditos" - Portugal
"Sumrak bogova" - Serbia (imdb display title)
"Zmierzch bogów" - Poland
See more »
MPAA:
Rated R for violence, nudity and aberrant sexuality (edited version)
Runtime:
156 min
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:A (original rating) | 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:R (certificate #40615) (edited version) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
First part of Luchino Visconti's German Trilogy also including Morte a Venezia (1971) and Ludwig (1973).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the massacre scene of SA men, the SS are shown using MP-38 sub-machine guns. However the movie is set in 1934, 4 years before the MP-38 were in production for the German armed forces.See more »
Quotes:
Martin Von Essenbeck:You give him everything, everything that belongs to me - my factory, my money, my house, brick-by-brick! Even my name and your love! You're the worst, so it's you I hate! You can't imagine the evil I wish you!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Saint Laurent (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kinder, heut' abend, da such ich mir was ausSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Masterpiece, 6 August 2006
Author: llareggub from Australia

Most of the previous reviews noted the link in this sumptuous piece of high camp with Hamlet, but only one noted the secondary English title was a direct reference to Wagner's Twilight of the Gods. Presenting the rise of Nazism as a camp Wagnerian Soap Opera was what Visconti was after, I think. He succeeds brilliantly. Yes, it is distasteful in it's perversions, but Nazism was pretty distasteful in it's reality, and perverted too. I am not gay, but the Night of the Long Knives is one of the most memorable bits of cinematography I have seen- a cross dressing SA thug by the Wannansee having a premonition of doom at the hands of the SS- go figure! Thulin and Rampling are superb, Bogarde believable (in an utterly unbelievable role), and Berger chews the carpet in a way that gives overacting a good name. Not to be missed.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (56 total) »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Der Untergang Novecento Salon Kitty Sunshine Europa Europa
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.