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Joseph LOSEY

Country : United kingdom

VICTIME
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VICTIM

Directed by : Basil DEARDEN

Year of production : 1961 Country : UNITED KINGDOM Length : 101 minutes

Synopsis

Basil Dearden's ground breaking thriller Victim was first released in 1961. With its location shooting, noirish lighting, and doomed characters, it was instrumental in paving the way for the legalisation of homosexuality in Britain. Dirk Bogarde, Britain's most reveared matinee idol, risked his career to portray Melville Farr, a closeted gay lawyer, at a time when homosexual acts were a crime. When his former lover Jack is blackmailed, Farr - who is married - agrees to investigate. The case is complicated by his fear of being exposed and a sudden mysterious death. In addition to its pioneering treatment of a long-repressed crime, Victim is also notable for its sympathetic and non-stereotypical depictions gay men.

Credits

Basil DEARDEN - Director

John MCCORMICK - Script / Dialogue

Janet GREEN - Script / Dialogue

Otto HELLER - Cinematography

Philip GREEN - Music

John D. GUTHRIDGE - Film Editor

Alex VETCHINSKY - Set decorator

Casting

Sylvia SYMS - Laura

Dennis PRICE - Calloway

Peter MCENERY - Barrett

Nigel STOCK - Phip

Dirk BOGARDE - Melville Farr

Photo du film

Contacts

Production

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Distribution

CARLOTTA FILMS - T: +33 (0)142 24 10 86 - http://www.carlottafilms.com - info@carlottafilms.com

International press

PARK CIRCUS LIMITED - T: +44 141 332 2175 - www.parkcircus.com - SARA CARLSSON - sara@parkcircus.com

International sales

PARK CIRCUS LIMITED - T: +44 141 332 2175 - www.parkcircus.com - info@parkcircus.com

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VICTIM

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