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VictimBasil Dearden is a married barrister lives in London. One day, he becomes targets of a blackmailer who threatens to expose the truth about him. What challenges must he face when he attempts to defend his special client ?Keywords:
Actors of "Victim"
Directors of "Victim"Basil DeardenBirthdate: 1 January 1911, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Creators of "Victim"Janet GreenBirthdate: 4 July 1908, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UKJohn McCormick
Critic Reviews of "Victim"TIME MagazineFebruary 06, 2013
[Victim] has a careful performance by Bogarde, and it pursues with eloquence and conviction the case against an antiquated statute.VarietyFebruary 27, 2009
Bogarde is subtle, sensitive and strong. Syms handles a difficult role with delicacy.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
There are many pleasures to be found in the quirky supporting cast, expressive, noir-style lighting and an effectively suspenseful opening.New York TimesMay 09, 2005
The very fact that homosexuality as a condition is presented honestly and unsensationally, with due regard for the dilemma and the pathos, makes this an extraordinary film.Chicago Sun-TimesAugust 12, 2004
Recent critics find Victim timid in its treatment of homosexuality, but viewed in the context of Great Britain in 1961, it's a film of courage.Times (UK)March 13, 2015
[Victim] is a snapshot of social history that has dated in the past 40 years. But it is well worth watching for Dirk Bogarde's superb performance.Radio TimesAugust 12, 2014
Though a tad dated and tame by today's standards, this 1961 drama was not only ground-breaking in its depiction of homosexuality, but it also marked the occasion when Dirk Bogarde broke free from his popular matinée idol image.GuardianFebruary 06, 2013
What a gripping film -- melodramatic and self-conscious, yes, but forthright and bold.GuardianFebruary 06, 2013
Impeccably liberal, weirdly restrained and, aside from anything else, a fascinating historical document.Total FilmFebruary 06, 2013
The intensity of Bogarde's performance, not least where he confesses to wife Sylvia Syms his homosexual desires, transcends the film's well-intentioned cautiousness.TV GuideFebruary 06, 2013
Immensely significant in its plea for tolerance for gay men (interestingly, lesbianism is not discussed here), Victim works hard arguing that gays are part of the typical, healthy fabric of society.BBC.comFebruary 06, 2013
If it now appears quaintly old-fashioned in its attitudes and assumptions, it still impresses thanks to Dirk Bogarde's performance.
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