Bent


1h 44m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Max is a playboy in the decadent nightclub scene of Berlin during the early years of Hitler's Germany. While his lover and roommate, Rudy, performs at the local club owned by the androgynous Greta, Max partakes in sexual encounters with the club's clientele. One encounter with a soldier in an SA uni

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Afm Lighting; Angels the Costumiers; Arri Group; Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Bickers Action; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Film Flow; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Huntley Film Archives; Lavish Locations; Looking Glass Studios; Mcdonald & Rutter; Nippon Film Development & Finance Inc; Nippon Film Development & Finance Inc; Rank Film Laboratory; Salon Productions, Ltd.; Vtr; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Imovision; MGM /UA; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Salzgeber & Co. Medien Gmbh
Location
Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Max is a playboy in the decadent nightclub scene of Berlin during the early years of Hitler's Germany. While his lover and roommate, Rudy, performs at the local club owned by the androgynous Greta, Max partakes in sexual encounters with the club's clientele. One encounter with a soldier in an SA unit during the "Night of the Long Knives" exposes Max, Rudy, and Greta to the Gestapo. While Greta destroys evidence of his "other" life, Max and Rudy flee. With Rudy at work in a road gang, Max finds his uncle Freddie, who has connections to assist him in his flight from Germany, but is only able to acquire papers for Max. Max and Rudy plan their own escape from Germany but are discovered and put on a train to Dachau. While on the train, Max witnesses the brutality of Nazi domination, particularly in the form of one SS officer who eventually tortures and kills Rudy. Eventually, Max finds love, companionship, and dignity in the person of Horst, who supports him during their stay in Dachau.

Crew

Jacqueline Abrahams

Assistant Art Director

Nick Adams

Special Thanks

Liz Ainley

Props Buyer

Paul Alexander

Other

Giorgios Arvanitis

Director Of Photography

Tim Bain

Sbft Trainee 3rd Assistant Director (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Joshua Barber

Floor Runner

Maurizio Basile

Costume Dailies (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

David Belugou

Cabaret Costumes

John Billingsley

Assistant Engineer (The Looking Glass Studios)

Simon Bishop

Sound Recordist

Richard Blackmore

Electrician (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Christine Blundell

Makeup Dailies (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Jane Body

Costume Dailies (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Liz Boulton

Costume Dailies (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Robert Bowman

Other

Harry Boyd

3rd Assistant Director (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Rowan Brade

Special Thanks

Paul Brinkworth

Grip

Karen Britcliffe

Art Department Assistant

Ben Brookes

Boom Operator

Jeffrey Bryant

Special Thanks

Lewis Buchan

Other

Charles Burrage

Carpenter (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Peter Callow

Art Department Assistant

Paul Carr

Re-Recording Mixer

Gina Carter

Production Supervisor

Jenne Casarotto

Special Thanks

Marc Cass

Stunts

Les Child

Special Thanks

Alan Church

Effects Producer

Caroline Clements

Special Thanks

Matt Clifford

Song Engineer ("The Streets Of Berlin")

Jeremy Conway

Special Thanks

Rachel Cooper

Special Thanks

Anton Corbijn

Special Thanks

Guy Cowan

Other

Hugh Craig

Physical Trainer

Penny Crisp

Props Maker

Jim Davers

Standby Props

Gavin Deas

Sound Trianee

Tom Delmar

Stunt Coordinator

John Donnelly

Stand-By Stage Hand; Stand-By Stagehand (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Tabitha Doyle

Dailies

Mark Dunford

Special Thanks

Lawrence Dutton

Other

Harvey Edgington

Special Thanks

Bruce Edwards

Special Thanks

Sophie Fante

Production Coordinator

Stephen Farger

Other

Robert Farr

Re-Recording Mixer

David Finckel

Cello Soloist (The Emerson String Quartet)

Michael Foster

Special Thanks

Heidi Freeman

2nd Assistant Editor

Joe Gallagher

Dialogue Editor

Bruce Gallup

Other

Linda Gamble

Special Thanks

Daniel Gane

1st Assistant Editor

Andrew Gardiner

Other

Kevin Gardiner

Electrician

Yorgos Giannelis

Other

Tomi Gibson

Color Grader (Rank Film Laboratories)

Simon Giles

Title Designer

Philip Glass

Song ("The Streets Of Berlin")

Philip Glass

Music

Philip Glass

Original Music Composer

Bill Godfrey

Financial Advisor

Andrew Golding

Art Director

Christopher Gouch

Other

Anja Grabert

Special Thanks

Alan Graham

Bestboy

Stephen Grosz

Production Solicitor (Blindman And Partner)

Simon Hammerstein

Production Runner

Loveday Harding

Boom Operator

Tom Harding

Other

Michael Harm

Location Manager

Adam Harris

Electrician (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Mark E. Harris

Assistant Editor

Mark Harris

1st Assistant Editor

William J Harris

Driver

Deborah Harwood

Special Thanks

Chantal Hauser

Assistant (To Sean Mathias)

Michael Hayes

Electrician

Alan Hayter

Other

Bill Hishelwood

Production Solicitor (Marriott Harrison)

Annabel Hutton

Special Thanks

Mick Jagger

Song Performer ("The Streets Of Berlin")

Tim Johnson

Production Runner

Rory Johnstone

Music Executive Producer

Rory Johnstone

Special Thanks

Lenny Jones

Makeup

Brian Kaczynski

Location Manager (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Chris Kimsey

Other

Alison King

Camera Trainee

Lloyd King

Other

Tony King

Special Thanks

John Knight

Property Master

Hisami Kuroiwa

Executive Producer

Michael Lacy

Special Thanks

Bradley Larner

Other

Melissa Layton-skorepa

Costume Supervisor

Stevie Lee

Special Thanks

Tracy Lee

Makeup Dailies (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Sheryl Leonardo

Production Accountant

Jerome Levy

Special Thanks

Stephen Brimson Lewis

Production Designer

Dixie Linder

Producer

Isabel Lorent

Music Editor

Isabel Lorente

Editor

Isabelle Lorente

Editor

Sarah Love

Chief Hairdresser

Geraldine Malavin

Other

John Markwell

Special Effects

Oliver Marlangeon

Foley Artist

Christian Martin

Assistant Producer

George Mason

Dressing Props

Sean Mathias

Co-Producer

Kevin Matthews

Other

Gerard Mccann

Sound Editor

Charles Mcdonald

Special Thanks

Wayne Mcgregor

Choreographer

John Mcveigh

Other

Stewart Meachem

Costume Designer

Lorenzo Mele

Other

Mark Mitchell

Assistant Engineer (Sorcerer Sound Studios/New York--New York)

Neil Mockler

Special Thanks

John Monk

Unit Driver

Frederic Moreau

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Mountain

Stills Photography

Thierry Mugler

Special Thanks

Kurt Munkacsi

Music Producer

Jez Murrell

3rd Assistant Director

Fiona Neilson

Production Assistant

Vic Newall

Construction Stand-By

Davina Nicholson

1st Assistant Director

Scott O'neil

Art Department Runner

Ben Oldfield

Special Thanks

Richard Oxley

Electrician (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Charles Palmer

Other

Miranda Payne

Special Thanks

Victoria Pearman

Special Thanks

Andrew Pendergast

Floor Runner (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Steve Pike

Wardrobe

Trefor Proud

Chief Makeup Artist

Andy Pryor

Casting

Sue Quinn

Other

Sarah Radclyffe

Executive Producer

Michael Redman

Adr Editor

Anthony Richards

Other

Michael Riesman

Solo Piano

Michael Riesman

Conductor

Alex Robertson

Stagehand (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Josh Robertson

2nd Assistant Director

Jane Royle

Makeup Dailies (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Robert Ryder

Construction

Steven Sadler

Other

Kim Seber

Other

Philip Setzer

Violin Soloist (The Emerson String Quartet)

Martin Sherman

Co-Producer

Martin Sherman

Song ("The Streets Of Berlin")

Martin Sherman

Play As Source Material ("Bent")

Martin Sherman

Screenwriter

Michael Skorjepa

Costume Assistant

Greg Smith

Costume Dailies (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Michael Prestwood Smith

Adr Mixer

Michael Solinger

Producer

Andrew Stebbing

Production Runner

Andrew Sterman

Clarinet Soloist (The Emerson String Quartet)

Andrew Sterman

Other

Dave Stewart

Animal Handler

Danny Sumsion

Carpenter

Myer Taub

Author'S Assistant

Alan Taylor

Construction Manager (Scotland/Cabaret Crew)

Mark Taylor

Lighting Gaffer

Michelle Taylor

Special Thanks

Neris Thomas

Special Thanks

Andy Thompson

Assistant Adr Mixer

Roger Tooley

Steadicam Operator

David Trezise

Special Thanks

Rob Troughton

Stand-By Stage Hand

Jane Trower

Assistant Production Accountant

Matthew Twyford

Effects Compositor

Harry Van Rooij

Carpenter

Paul Venezia

Minibus Driver

Simon Vickery

Assistant Special Effects

Peter Wakelin

Special Thanks

Gary Wallace

Special Thanks

Liz West

Script Supervisor

Len Wheeler

Props Maker

Bob Wiesinger

Other

Tim Wiley

Bestboy

James Winby

Stand-By Carpenter

John D Wright

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Afm Lighting; Angels the Costumiers; Arri Group; Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Bickers Action; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Film Flow; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Huntley Film Archives; Lavish Locations; Looking Glass Studios; Mcdonald & Rutter; Nippon Film Development & Finance Inc; Nippon Film Development & Finance Inc; Rank Film Laboratory; Salon Productions, Ltd.; Vtr; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Imovision; MGM /UA; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Salzgeber & Co. Medien Gmbh
Location
Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Feature directorial debut for Sean Mathias, who directed the National Theatre's 1991 revival of "Bent.

Completed shooting August 22, 1996.

Began shooting July 3, 1996.

"Bent" played on Broadway (1979-80) and starred Richard Gere and David Dukes.

Released in United States Fall November 26, 1997

Released in United States on Video June 3, 2003

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 22 - September 2, 1997.)

Nominated for Outstanding Limited-Release Film by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award.

Released in United States Fall November 26, 1997

Released in United States on Video June 3, 2003

Released in United States 1997

Shown at Gijon International Film Festival (in competition) in Spain November 21-28.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 22 - September 2, 1997.