Victim (Guest Speaker event)

February 28

Our 2017 LGBT month film is a classic taboo-breaking crime drama. A prominent barrister, at no small risk to himself, takes on blackmailers who target gay men. A landmark film for LGBT rights in Britain, Victim is credited with having helped create the climate for the decriminalisation of homosexuality 50 years ago.

Dirk Bogarde received a highly deserved BAFTA nomination for his performance.

‘Drum-tight thriller with a neat twist in the tail.’ (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian).

Plus Q&A with author Gill Plain and Chris Park of Merton LGBT+ Forum


Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Peter McEnery

Film Information

Title Victim (Guest Speaker event)
Directed by Basil Dearden
Country UK
Classification 15
Running Time 101 mins
Release Year 1961
Subtitles No
Colour Yes
Film Notes Download