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* NobodyOver50IsGay: {{Subverted}}. Uncle Freddy seems to be gay, but is happy to hide it for practical reasons.


* BuryYourGays: Arguably [[JustifiedTrope justified]], unlike most of the examples, given the story's [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust setting]]. [[spoiler: Horst is shot by the guards, and then Max kills himself afterward.]]

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* BuryYourGays: Arguably [[JustifiedTrope justified]], unlike most of the examples, given Given the story's [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust setting]].setting]], it makes sense. [[spoiler: Horst is shot by the guards, and then Max kills himself afterward.]]


In this film, set in Berlin during the 1930s, Max (Owen) is a promiscuous customer of a popular cabaret. But after the night of the long knives, he finds himself on the inside of a concentration camp. He convinced the guards that he was Jewish, rather than gay, under the belief that Jews would be treated better. But after coming into contact with the openly gay inmate Horst (Bluteau), Max has to decide whether it's more important to do whatever it takes to survive, or risk everything to show he is proud of who he is.

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In this film, set in Berlin during the 1930s, Max (Owen) is a promiscuous customer of a popular cabaret. But after the night Night of the long knives, Long Knives, he finds himself on the inside of a concentration camp. He convinced the guards that he was Jewish, rather than gay, under the belief that Jews would be treated better. But after coming into contact with the openly gay inmate Horst (Bluteau), Max has to decide whether it's more important to do whatever it takes to survive, or risk everything to show he is proud of who he is.



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: While Horst is nearing a complete mental break down from their rock duties, he confesses to Max that he loves him. Much to Max's frustration, as Max refuses to risk giving the guards any reason to make their lives more hellish.

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: While Horst is nearing a complete mental break down breakdown from their rock duties, he confesses to Max that he loves him. Much to Max's frustration, as Max refuses to risk giving the guards any reason to make their lives more hellish.



* BuryYourGays: Arguably [[JustifiedTrope justified]], unlike most of the examples, given the story's [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust setting]]. [[spoiler: Horst is shot by the guards, and then Max kills himself afterward.]]



* CoolestClubEver: Max would be a patron of some elaborate cabarets.

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* CoolestClubEver: Max would be was a patron of some elaborate cabarets.



* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler: Horst gets killed by the guards. But he manages to scratch their face, horrifying them.]]

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* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler: Horst gets killed by the guards. But he manages to scratch their one's face, horrifying them.startling him.]]



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Max uses this as his justification through out the movie. This includes being willing to do things like [[spoiler:beat his boyfriend to death, have sex with a recently murdered corpse of a teenage girl, or perform sexual acts for the guards]] if it meant even having a small chance of getting out of the camp alive.

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Max uses this as his justification through out throughout the movie. This includes being willing to do things like [[spoiler:beat his boyfriend to death, have sex with a the recently murdered corpse of a teenage girl, or perform sexual acts for the guards]] if it meant even having a small chance of getting out of the camp alive.


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* IAmWhatIAm: Max's final act in the film is putting on a blood stained uniform with a pink triangle sewn on, [[spoiler: before committing suicide.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Max uses this as his justification through out the movie. Being willing to do things like [[spoiler:beat his boyfriend to death, have sex with a recently murdered corpse of a teenage girl, or perform sexual acts for the guards]] if it meant even having a small chance of getting out of the camp alive.

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* IAmWhatIAm: Max's final act in the film is putting on a blood stained uniform with a pink triangle sewn on, [[spoiler: before committing suicide.killing himself.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Max uses this as his justification through out the movie. Being This includes being willing to do things like [[spoiler:beat his boyfriend to death, have sex with a recently murdered corpse of a teenage girl, or perform sexual acts for the guards]] if it meant even having a small chance of getting out of the camp alive.



* NobodyOver50IsGay: Subverted. Uncle Freddy seems to be gay, but is happy to hide it for practical reasons.

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* NobodyOver50IsGay: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. Uncle Freddy seems to be gay, but is happy to hide it for practical reasons.


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''Bent'' is a 1997 film based on the 1979 play of the same name. It stars Clive Owen and Lothaire Bluteau in the lead roles, as well as a cameo appearance by Sir Creator/{{Ian McKellen}}.

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''Bent'' is a 1997 film based on the 1979 play of the same name. It stars Clive Owen and Lothaire Bluteau in the lead roles, as well as a cameo appearance by Sir Creator/{{Ian McKellen}}.
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* CreepyCrossdresser: The informant who tells the Gestapo where to find one of their gay soldiers, which ends up causing Max to be sent into the camp, was the drag queen in the cabaret.



* VillainousCrossdresser: The informant who tells the gestapo where to find one of their gay soldiers, which ends up causing Max to be sent into the camp was the drag queen in the cabaret.


* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: The film takes place in Germany, and yet everyone still has British accents.


* UsefulNotes/NaziGermany: The setting of the beginning of the film.



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''Bent'' is a 1997 film based on the 1979 play of the same name. It stars Clive Owen and Lothaire Bluteau in the lead roles, as well as a cameo appearance by Sir {{Ian McKellen}}.

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''Bent'' is a 1997 film based on the 1979 play of the same name. It stars Clive Owen and Lothaire Bluteau in the lead roles, as well as a cameo appearance by Sir {{Ian Creator/{{Ian McKellen}}.


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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LordOfTheRings Gandalf]] is Max's Uncle Freddy! ''Mick Jagger'' is a singing drag queen!


* NaziGermany: The setting of the beginning of the film.

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