The Damned Screen 2 articles

The Damned

1947

The Damned Poster
  • ...An engrossing psychological portrait of evil, retribution and desperation in cramped quarters... Starkly, hauntingly shot by Henri Alakan some three decades before "Wings of Desire" (but also incorporating wartime doc footage for verisimilitude), the panicked bunch begins to crumble like Hitler's regime itself, as ifHitchcock's "Lifeboat" only housed villains and turncoats.

  • Clément delivers a sure-handed exercise in claustrophobic suspense, and by the end, you can practically see the rivets popping on the submarine’s hull, buckling under the unrelenting tension.

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