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150 Milligrams (2016)

La fille de Brest (original title)
Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry, helping to uncover the media scandal surrounding the ... See full summary »

Director:

Emmanuelle Bercot

Writers:

Irène Frachon (book), Séverine Bosschem (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Irène Frachon
Benoît Magimel ... Antoine Le Bihan
Charlotte Laemmel Charlotte Laemmel ... Patoche
Isabelle de Hertogh Isabelle de Hertogh ... Corinne Zacharria
Lara Neumann Lara Neumann ... Anne Jouan
Patrick Ligardes Patrick Ligardes ... Bruno Frachon
Olivier Pasquier Olivier Pasquier ... Arsène Weber, le Père Noël
Philippe Uchan Philippe Uchan ... Aubert
Gustave Kervern ... Kermarec
Pablo Pauly Pablo Pauly ... Charles-Joseph Oudin
Myriam Azencot Myriam Azencot ... Catherine Haynes
Eddie Chignara Eddie Chignara ... Christophe Laugier
Raphaël Ferret Raphaël Ferret ... Fred, le biostat'
Christophe Meynet Christophe Meynet ... L'assistant de recherches
Gilles Treton Gilles Treton ... Yannick Jobic
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Storyline

Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry, helping to uncover the media scandal surrounding the commercialization of a controversial medicine whose side effects have caused the death of hundreds of people. Written by jsanchez

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

150 Miligramas See more »

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Budget:

€5,600,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Emmanuelle Bercot's father was a heart surgeon at the Hôpital Lariboisière, hence the director's good knowledge of the hospital setting. See more »

Goofs

Every time the research team is using a computer, it's running Windows 7, which was released in late 2009. The hospital could have been using pre-release software, but this is highly unlikely for medical facilities, used to very slow upgrade and rollout plans. During the 2009-2010 timeframe, they were probably still all using Windows XP. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Concerto in A minor for four keyboards, BWV 1065: I. Allegro
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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150 Milligrams Worthy of the Truth
8 December 2017 | by krocheavSee all my reviews

Unlike many other lesser foreign films of the last few decades, there's no awards fanfare for this earnest French production, that tells the important true story of the battle fought by a small 'provincial' medical team - against a Pharmaceutical giant peddling a deadly medication. It almost seems if your intentions are honorable in modern Film Festivals they don't particularly want to know you. While the movie's style may not always be agreeable to all tastes (with its detailed analysis), it far outshines many I've seen given rave reviews by festival critics. It certainly is an honest one - with the entire cast and crew working hard to bring this powerful true story to life. Particularly noteworthy are Sidse Babette Knudsen, as Irene Frachon who waged a near single-handed war against powerful odds. Benoit Magimel is her equal, playing her nervous collaborator. All up, this brave movie is deserving of better praise than some have given and, is well worth viewing by audiences concerned with bringing life-saving truth to the wider world. Unlike other endless MA+ and R rated entries that premiered this month (and will run several times during the month) this entry will be hard to find (if not wasted) as World Movies will only run it once! What else could we expect from SBS and their cheap world movies channel!


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