BPM (Beats per Minute)
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Film Info
Original Title:120 battements par minute
Program:New Releases
Tags:Oscar Submission
LGBTQ
Social Justice
Drama
Romance
Release Year:2017
Runtime:142 min
Country:France
Language:French
Print Source:The Orchard
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4_79dnJeNU
Cast/Crew
Director:Robin Campillo
Producer:Hugues Charbonneau
Marie-Age Luciani
Cinematographer:Jeanne Lapoirie
Screenwriter:Robin Campillo
Philippe Mangeot
Editor:Robin Campillo
Principal Cast:Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Arnaud Valois
Adèle Haenel
Antoine Reinartz
Filmography:They Came Back ('04)
Eastern Boys ('15)
Description

2018 Official Oscar Entry - France

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.


Press

98% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes

"Robin Campillo's outstanding AIDS activist drama melds the personal, the political and the erotic to heart-bursting effect."- Variety

"Even with all the quiet moments of healing and comfort you expect to see in a movie about people who love each other, it turns out the heated arguments are the true secret to the film's success." - NPR


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