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 »
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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