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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Greta
... Max
... Rudy
... Wolf (as Nikolaj Waldau)
... Stormtrooper
Gresby Nash ... Waiter
... Half-Woman - Half-Man
David Meyer ... Gestapo Man
Stefan Marling ... SS Captain
... SS Guard
... SS Guard
... Uncle Freddie
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)  »

Also Known As:

Akumim  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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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) and The Jackal (1997), he was unavailable for the shooting schedule of this movie. See more »

Quotes

Horst: We had a boy like that in school. Used to lead us in silences.
Max: Ok. I'll explain. Ok. We have to move rocks.
Horst: Yes sir.
Max: You move one rock at a time.
Horst: Yes sir.
Max: You take it over there.
Horst: Yes sir.
Max: When that pile is complete, you take one rock at a time and move it back.
Horst: You move it back? You move rocks from there to there and then from there to back again?
Max: Yes sir.
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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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A must see.....a never forget.
17 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film, based on the theatrical production, is a moving and powerful experience. It is both emotional and intense and its power moves even a cynic to tears. While hope bounds throughout the hopeless scenario, the overwhelming feeling is desperation and despair.

Though the settings are largely historically inaccurate, they convey the mood of the era precisely.

A must see for anyone in the GLBT community or anyone with an interest in the Holocaust.

Never forget.....NEVER AGAIN!


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