Time has been less than kind to Bent,
Martin Sherman's 1979 landmark play about gay men sent to work and die in a Nazi concentration camp. Director Sean Mathais's stylish film version, based on Sherman's own adaptation, manages to enhance
whatever power the original still holds, but too many crucial elements now seem badly dated. Max (Clive Owen) is a young gay man swept up in the divine sexual decadence of 1930s Berlin. When the Gestapo begins to target homosexuals as part of their campaign of terror, Max unsuccessfully tries to
secure emigration papers for himself and his lover Rudy (Brian Webber). They make a run for it but are soon caught and put on a tr...