1961-1970CultHammer FilmsJoseph LoseySci-FiUnited Kingdom

Joseph Losey – The Damned AKA These Are The Damned (1962)

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

Originally put off by the science fiction elements of this work-for-hire project, director Joseph Losey emphasized more personal themes of violence, modernity and social control in telling the story of a cadre of radioactive children held prisoner at a secret military base. The result was a hit with British critics, until then cool to the American in their midst, setting the stage for Losey’s undisputed triumph with The Servant (1963).

1.95GB | 1 h 35 min | 1024×436 | mkv



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