The Victim DVD

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This BAFTA-nominated film starring the great Dirk Bogarde in one of his career-best performances also includes excellent support from Sylvia Syms and Denis Price. The police are after Jack Barrett (Peter McEnery). He has stolen 2 300 from the building construction firm that employs him as a wages clerk. Despite being an ordinary young man of twenty-three years of age he is scared out of his wits by the crisis that is mounting - and they are circumstances beyond his control - Barret

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Released
10 April 2006
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100 minutes 
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PAL 
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Basil Dearden directs this British crime drama starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms. Now happily married to wife Laura (Syms), successful lawyer Melville Farr (Bogarde) has tried to forget his past homosexual affair. However, he finds he cannot escape it when he receives a phone call from his former lover, Jack Barret (Peter McEnery), who has been arrested for theft. Once the police discover that he has no money to his name they come to the assumption that he is being blackmailed because of his sexuality. When Melville refuses to help him Jack commits suicide. Opening himself up to legal proceedings, and risking his career, Melville decides to prosecute the blackmailers himself with the help of their other victims.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Basil Dearden directs this British crime drama starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms. Now happily married to wife Laura (Syms), successful lawyer Melville Farr (Bogarde) has tried to forget his past homosexual affair. However, he finds he cannot escape it when he receives a phone call from his former lover, Jack Barret (Peter McEnery), who has been arrested for theft. Once the police discover that he has no money to his name they come to the assumption that he is being blackmailed because of his sexuality. When Melville refuses to help him Jack commits suicide. Opening himself up to legal proceedings, and risking his career, Melville decides to prosecute the blackmailers himself with the help of their other victims.

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