About

In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German industrial firm. Through such characters as a German Baron, a child molester, a Nazi Storm Trooper, an innocent man framed for murder, and a Captain in the...

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Directed by

Luchino Visconti

Written by

Enrico Medioli (Writer)
Luchino Visconti (Writer)
Nicola Badalucco (Writer)

Runtime

156 minutes

Country

Italy, Germany

Language

Italian

Tagline

He was soon to become the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany.

Cast

Keywords

murder family relationships incest orgy poison nazi homosexuality cross dressing third reich decadence aryan

Photos

Lists

#524 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced Enrico Medioli