150 Milligrams
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Showings
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:La fille de Brest
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women and Film
Tags:Drama
Women Directors
Health & Wellness
Social Justice
Francophone
True Story
Adaptation
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2016
Runtime:128 min
Country:France
Language:French
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Wild Bunch
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgcJSlcgMOs
Cast/Crew
Director:Emmanuelle Bercot
Producer:Caroline Benjo
Carole Scotta
Barbara Letellier
Simon Arnal
Cinematographer:Guillaume Schiffman
Screenwriter:Séverine Bosschem
Emmanuelle Bercot
Irène Frachon (Based on the book by)
Editor:Julien Leloup
Composer:Martin Wheeler Bloum
Principal Cast:Sidse Babett Knudsen
Benoît Magimel
Charlotte Laemmel
Isabelle de Hertogh
Lara Neumann
Philippe Uchan
Filmography:Clément ('01)
Backstage ('05)
On My Way ('13)
Standing Tall ('15)
Description

For three years, from 2009-11, French pulmonologist Irène Frachon took on one of France’s largest pharmaceutical companies to try and pull from the market a drug that she knew was killing her patients. Over 500 people died as a result of taking the diabetes drug Mediator, and most were women. 150 Milligrams examines how gender issues played a large part in the cover up. Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Duke of Burgundy) plays the real-life whistleblower—part surgeon, part force of nature—whose intense empathy demands justice, and director Emmanuelle Bercot brilliantly navigates the viewer through operating rooms, laboratories, and courtroom testimony. The result is a gripping film, as timely in America as it was in Europe. “Utterly absorbing all the way through, this showcase for Bercot’s skill with large casts and intellectually rigorous storytelling may be her best yet.” —The Hollywood Reporter


Director’s Biography

Emmanuelle Bercot: A prolific actress and director, Emmanuelle Bercot has starred in, directed, and written numerous films, and she was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival César Award for Best Actress in 2015 for the film Mon roi and Best Director and Screenwriter in the same year for Standing Tall. She is also a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. 150 Milligrams is her sixth feature.