The Bent blu-ray has given me a new level of understanding of the Holocaust and the horrors inflicted on both Jews and homosexual people. History becomes more meaningful, when we understand its personal impact.
Lead character, Max, is sent to a Nazi concentration camp because he is gay and not Jewish. He believes it will be better to pretend to be Jewish and wear a yellow star at Dachau, instead of the pink triangle he should have had. Hence, he denies his truth. Neither option was good, but his decision had consequences.
This award winning film was originally an award winning play. The acting is superb and heartfelt, so it’s easy to get caught up in the story. I was pleasantly surprised to see Mick Jagger as Greta.
Film Movement Classics
Release date 1/8/19
In 1930s Berlin, Max sleeps with German SA officer Wolf, only to see him killed by his fellow Nazis the next morning as part of the Night of the Long Knives.
Refusing an offer of new papers from his Uncle Freddie for fear of leaving his boyfriend Rudy behind, Max and Rudy are found by the Gestapo, to whom Max lies about his homosexuality and his relationship with Rudy.
Bound for the Dachau concentration camp, Max will have to reckon with his identity, and his dignity, in the face of terrible persecution.
Film Movement Blu-ray
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Tandi Cortez says
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June S. says
This drew me right into this movie after watching the trailer and reading this about the movie; Lead character, Max, is sent to a Nazi concentration camp because he is gay and not Jewish. He believes it will be better to pretend to be Jewish and wear a yellow star at Dachau, instead of the pink triangle he should have had. Hence, he denies his truth. Neither option was good, but his decision had consequences.
Carolyn G says
looks good but intense
Debbi Wellenstein says
I have not seen this movie-I look forward to it!
Lana simanovicki says
This looks very interesting
rebecca day says
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Interesting looking movie.
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Joseph Stowell says
Events like this should never happen again, yet they do occur on a smaller scale and need to be stopped. Thanks for the chance to win this movie.
Debbie Welchert says
I have never heard of this movie before and it sounds so interesting.
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Looks like a good movie.
Abigail Gibson says
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Sandra Watts says
I don’t think I have seen the preview for this before now.. Thanks for hosting.
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vickie couturier says
sounds like a interesting movie,havent heard of this one before
Jamie Martin says
As a member of the GLBT+ community, this is important for future generations to know about.
Michelle S says
These movies about the Holocaust are so riveting and sad. But it’s important that we never forget what happened there.
Derrick Johnson says
This is the first time I’ve heard of this movie and I want a chance to win & see this.
This looks like a very meaningful movie.
Richard Hicks says
I look forward to watching this one
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Barbara Leaf says
Thanks for running this wonderful sweepstakes. Having in-law relatives who died in the Holocaust, I am always interested to learn as much as possible about that horrible period in history. That’s why I would like to win this DVD – it’s not just a movie.
Lesley F says
Would love to see
wen budro says
This looks like a great movie. The plot is intriguing.
Daniel M says
looks like an interesting one
I have not heard of this movie before. I really want to watch it.
this sounds intense!
Sheila F says
Looks powerful. Looking forward to seeing it. We need to keep the dialogue on difficult subjects open. Thanks🌱