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.
The original Broadway play, on which this movie 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 »
Ever go to the Silhouette?
I never saw you there.
You weren't looking.
Good, you had taste. The White Mouse?
I'm surprised you never saw me there. Did you sunbathe?
I love to sunbathe.
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The film opens with the main credits revealing like a searchlight. See more »
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 »
I sat down to watch this movie, and I was completely drawn into it. By the end, i thought that only 15 minutes had passed instead of an hour and a half. The subject matter (homosexual persecution during the Holocaust) was approached with the right amount of dignity and respect. Bent, furthermore, has the most powerful and original love scene that I have ever seen. I do feel that it needed more character development, but regardless it is an intensely psychological and powerful movie.
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