The Damned (These Are the Damned) (1963)
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as Simon Wells
as Freya Nielsen
as Maj. Holland
as Capt. Gregory
as Mr. Dingle
as Miss Lamont
as Mr. Stuart
as Mr. Talbot
Critic Reviews for The Damned (These Are the Damned)
Losey's strongest critique of the times emerges with a unique stylistic flourish in his wide-screen, black-and-white images, featuring slow glides, skewed angles, standoffish perspectives, and hectic striations.
More than an interesting curiosity, it's one of Losey's best English efforts, and Viveca Lindfors contributes a striking part as an eccentric sculptress.
.. a strange collision of exploitation elements, visual elegance and emotional coolness, a fascinating oddity with strange angles that don't all fit neatly together but add up to a brilliant structure.
Slow-building but creepy story of biker pug uglies, radiation poisoning, and prissy Brit schoolkids.
Audience Reviews for The Damned (These Are the Damned)
What a strange, strange movie. Not only because the plot takes one of the most severe right turns I've ever seen in a film, but because the ending is so casually, inescapably bleak. Personally, I found Plot #1 more compelling than Plot #2. I'd be curious to read the original story, and see how the source material balanced the strange mix of elements.
a very odd film. i almost gave it up half hour in but i'm glad i stuck with it and i won't soon forget it, and not just the ridiculous 'black leather' song either. it's like a strange hybrid of a clockwork orange and children of the damned. intense performance by young oliver reed as leader of a gang of 'teddy boys' definitely brought to mind alex and his droogs. he even breaks into an artist's studio! but soon everyone is involved in a top secret government experiment...definitely interesting, just not very good
A street gang gets mixed up with spooky government experiments. A possible precursor of "A clockwork orange"
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