"Intense, moving and completely unforgettable!" -Movie Magazine International
Renowned British stage director Sean Mathias directs Martin Sherman's "powerful and proactive" (The New York Times) screenplay about one man's struggle to maintain his dignity while imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. Featuring exceptional performances by Lothaire Bluteau (Black Robe), Clive Owen (Gosford Park), Brian Webber, Ian McKellen (The Lord Of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) and Mick Jagger, Bent will "grab filmgoers by the heart" (Rex Reed)!
Max (Owen) is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is to run for his life. Pursued and captured, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish-because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form of human being. But it takes a forbidden relationship with an openly gay prisoner to teach Max that without the love of another, life is not worth living.