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120 battements par minute (2017)

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Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

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Simon Bourgade ...
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Médhi Touré ...
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Simon Guélat ...
Markus
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Muriel
Catherine Vinatier ...
Hélène
Théophile Ray ...
Marco
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Mère de Sean
Jean-François Auguste ...
Fabien
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Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act up-Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant, who throws his last bits of strength into the struggle.

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23 August 2017 (France)  »

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$8,566, 22 October 2017, Limited Release

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$96,150, 14 January 2018
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Campillo and co-screenwriter Philippe Mangeot drew on their personal experiences with ACT UP in developing the story.

It had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, followed by screenings at other festivals. At Cannes it won critical acclaim and four awards, including the Grand Prix.

In July 2017, it was listed among 10 films in competition for the Lux Prize.

One scene was also based on his experience with the AIDS epidemic, as he said "I've dressed up a boyfriend on his death". See more »

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Lyrics and Music by Steve Bronski, Larry Steinbachek and Jimmy Somerville (as James Somerville)
Performed by Bronski Beat
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Politics in film awards ?
14 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Repetitive. Did not go anywhere. Characters are "pretty", but mundane. Sensationalism, i.e lots of sex. Writing is fair at best. Need to cut about 40 minutes out of the movie. Do we really need to go through every step of dressing a dead man. Obviously politics in "film awards".


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