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Victim

Victim
Victim

Year

1961

Duration

96 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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In 1961 homosexual relations were still outlawed in Britain, leaving gay men and women open to not only discrimination, but also imprisonment. Made in that year, Victim is both a plea for tolerance and a fast-paced thriller. Former matinee idol Dirk Bogarde daringly took on the lead role of Melville Farr, a homosexual lawyer who fights back against a blackmailer targeting gay men in London. Sylvia Syms is also excellent as Farr's conflicted but supportive wife.

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Contains mild language and sex references

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