Victim

UK, 1961, 100 min
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Gay, Homophobia, Discrimination
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Basil Dearden
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

An extraordinary performance by Dirk Bogarde grounds this intense, sobering indictment of early-sixties social intolerance and sexual puritanism. Bogarde plays Melville Farr, a married barrister who is one of a large group of closeted London men who become targets of a blackmailer. Basil Deardens unmistakably political taboo buster was one of the first films to address homophobia head-on, a cry of protest against British laws forbidding homosexuality.
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