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Ahead of it's time.,
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This review is from: Victim [DVD] (DVD)
Given the subject matter it is difficult to comprehend that this movie was made at all at that time let alone advocating a change in the law to decriminalise homosexuality. Especially for a mainstream film with a very well known and recognisable cast. I have read that it has been partly credited in bringing about a change in the laws which isn't surprising. It appears about 5 years ahead of it's time. It is well directed and brilliantly acted, Dirk Bogarde and Silvia Sims in particular. None of the gay characters are really stereotypes which is also unusual from this period. It is subtle is getting it's message across. The film is also very well scripted and is successful in maintaining tension and intrigue throughout. It works very well as a suspense film no matter what the subject. The viewer is given to think that they know who the protagonist is but when exposed, it comes as a surprise. All and all a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.