Sylvia Sims and Dirk Bogarde in a still from Victim (1961)
Sylvia Sims and Dirk Bogarde in a still from Victim (1961)
Victim (1961)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Victim

Basil Dearden | United Kingdom | | M
Film

Anchored by Dirk Bogarde’s searing performance, this courageous and groundbreaking “social problem” thriller – the first time the word “homosexual” was spoken in a British film – played a key role in the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain.

Bogarde stars as a married lawyer who risks his career and marriage to investigate the blackmailing of several closeted gay men – including himself – in socially conservative early 1960s London. Like Bogarde’s character, the film’s smooth and mannered surface only partially obscures an undercurrent of anger, paranoia and injustice.

Format: DCP, Black & White
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Duration: 90 mins

When

26 May 2021

7pm

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Duration

90 mins

Rating

M

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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