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Bent (1997)

Cast: Clive Owen, Clive Owen, Lothaire Bluteau, more...
Director: Sean Mathias, Sean Mathias
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Studio: MGM
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Gay & Lesbian, British Drama, UK, Features, War
Running Time: 104 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
Sean Mathias directed this screen adaptation of Martin Sherman's award-winning play about the persecution of homosexuals by Nazis during World War II. In Germany, the Nazi party's program of genocide against any and all perceived "enemies" is coming into full swing when the party begins a violent purge of homosexuals in its membership. Max (Clive Owen), a bisexual playboy, is attending an orgy thrown by drag queen "Greta" (Mick Jagger) and featuring a number of party members when the festivities are raided by the police; Max and his lover Rudy (Brian Webber) escape, but they are later arrested and sentenced to a concentration camp. En route to the camp, Max betrays Rudy and arranges to be given a yellow identification star, marking him as a Jew, instead of a pink triangle, which would signify him as gay; while the Jews are destined to be executed, gay prisoners receive even more brutal treatment from the guards. While incarcerated, Max meets Horst (Lothaire Bluteau), an inmate who proudly wears the pink triangle. Max and Horst fall in love with each other, and Horst's bravery leads Max to accept his sexual identity. Bent was released in two versions; the original cut was rated NC-17 for a sequence featuring strong sexual content, while a trimmed version was granted an R. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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Warped is more like it by MrsParker October 10, 2003 - 6:59 PM PDT
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Hollywood takes another victim in this stage to screen adaptation. What was a great and moving stage play has become cinema bilge. This film is full of dilettantish attempts at surrealism and completely misses the point of the original work.




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