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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 »

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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Max
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Wolf (as Nikolaj Waldau)
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Stormtrooper
Gresby Nash ...
Waiter
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Half-Woman - Half-Man
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Stefan Marling ...
SS Captain
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SS Guard
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SS Guard
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Johanna Kirby ...
Muttering Woman
David Phelan ...
Fluff in Park
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.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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

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26 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Akumim  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$145,222 (USA) (30 November 1997)

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$372,341 (USA) (28 December 1997)
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Trivia

In 2015, a revival of the original Broadway play was made at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. 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 »


Soundtracks

STREETS OF BERLIN
Written by Martin Sherman and Philip Glass
Performed by Mick Jagger, piano by Matt Clifford
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Very sad and very touching.
23 August 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The play was great and I hoped the movie adaption will work. I'm glad to say it did.

Some bits weren't perfect, but the movie is still very sad and bitterly romantic. How sad and heartbreaking...

How could people do such things to other people?... Damn. Not an easy movie to watch, but still a must see. Great acting.


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