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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). In camp he falls in love with his fellow prisoner Horst, who wears his pink label with pride. Written by
Having played the role of Max in the original Broadway production of "Bent," Richard Gere was the original choice of the producers for the same role in the film, but having already contracted to appear in Red Corner (1997), which was filming in China, and The Jackal (1997), filming in various countries in Europe, Gere was unavailable for the shooting schedule of Bent, the film, which necessitated choosing another actor for the role, and ultimately Clive Owen was chosen. See more »
If you didn't like it, you shouldn't be watching movies like this
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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