Bent

Directed by Sean Mathias
Film Movement Classics
1997
105 Minutes
United Kingdom, Japan
English
Romance, Drama
NC-17

In 1930s Berlin, homosexual Max (Clive Owen) sleeps with German officer Wolf (Nikolaj Waldau), only to see him killed by his fellow Nazis the next morning. Fleeing with his boyfriend, Rudy (Brian Webber), Max is eventually caught and forced to beat his partner to death on a train to prove they have no connection. He's then sent to Dachau concentration camp and meets Horst (Lothaire Bluteau), a proud gay man also bound for the camp. Despite their harsh surroundings, the two fall in love.

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Reviews

  • "Martin Sherman’s play about the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany makes its transition to the big screen with triumphant results. The acting is superb and the ingenious score by Phillip Glass adds a haunting, surreal texture to director, Sean Mathias’ opulent, Greenway-esque production. "
    , Film Threat
  • "The film is a punch in the gut and a kiss on the lips...."
    Mark Savlov, Austin Chronicle
  • "Director Sean Mathias has made a very stylized yet substantive movie about the plight of homosexuals in the Holocaust. "
    Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice
Winner
Prix de la jeunesse
Cannes Film Festival
Nominated
Outstanding Film
GLAAD Media Awards
Winner
Best Feature
Torino Int'l. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Winner
Best Actor
Gijon Int'l. Film Festival
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