Victim (R/I) (PG)

Hiding in plain sight, the gay community of 1960s London call Soho their home. This cloistered community live in fear of persecution and under the shadow of blackmail; in a world where gossip spreads through whispered conversations and meaningful glances in crowded bars, where compromising photographs circulate in anonymous envelopes, and where young men are found dead in mysterious circumstances.

Enter Melville Farr: a successful barrister – and a married man – who is drawn into a murder enquiry involving a former acquaintance. As Farr finds himself increasingly implicated in the case, he becomes determined to catch those responsible and refuses to meekly accept his peers’ pact of silence and role as victim.

Crime | Drama | Thriller | LGBT

Dir. Basil Dearden, UK, 1961, 101 mins

Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Sims

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