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Bent (1997)

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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays).... See full summary »

Director:

Sean Mathias

Writers:

Martin Sherman (screenplay), Martin Sherman (play)
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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mick Jagger ... Greta
Clive Owen ... Max
Brian Webber ... Rudy
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Wolf (as Nikolaj Waldau)
Jude Law ... Stormtrooper
Gresby Nash Gresby Nash ... Waiter
Suzanne Bertish ... Half-Woman - Half-Man
David Meyer David Meyer ... Gestapo Man
Stefan Marling Stefan Marling ... SS Captain
Richard Laing ... SS Guard
Crispian Belfrage ... SS Guard
Ian McKellen ... Uncle Freddie
Johanna Kirby Johanna Kirby ... Muttering Woman
David Phelan David Phelan ... Fluff in Park
Peter Stark Peter Stark ... Guard 1 on Train
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Storyline

Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays). In camp, he falls in love with fellow prisoner Horst, who wears his pink label with pride.

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The stunning film adaptation of Martin Sherman's award-winning play.

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for a strong scene of graphic sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Akumim See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$145,222, 30 November 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$372,341, 28 December 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway play, on which this film was based, opened at the New Apollo Theater in New York City on December 2, 1979, and ran for two hundred forty-one performances. It was written by Martin Sherman, and was nominated for the 1980 Tony Award for Best Play. See more »

Quotes

Max: I love you... What's wrong with that?
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the main credits revealing like a searchlight. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the U.S. release, the sex scenes were toned down from an "NC-17" rating to an "R" rated release. Both versions are available. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ha-Buah (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

STREETS OF BERLIN
Written by Martin Sherman and Philip Glass
Performed by Mick Jagger, piano by Matt Clifford
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If you didn't like it, you shouldn't be watching movies like this
24 October 1999 | by trekker-6See all my reviews

This movie was not a high budget movie, and you can tell. But what makes a movie? Not its high budget. The story and the characters make a movie, and this one had it. How brave of a group to go into this very untouched piece of history and show it so elegantly. While some of the scenes may have seemed a bit cheesy, or stagey as someone said earlier, you need to understand the position these people where in. While making love without touching may seem odd, or weird, that is all they had. That was all the human contact they had. If you can't see that you shouldn't be watching movies like this one.


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