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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2016)

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Follows the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.

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Marie Noëlle

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Marie Noëlle (dialogue), Marie Noëlle | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karolina Gruszka ... Marie Curie
Arieh Worthalter Arieh Worthalter ... Paul Langevin
Charles Berling ... Pierre Curie
Izabela Kuna ... Bronia
Malik Zidi ... André Debierne
André Wilms ... Eugène Curie
Daniel Olbrychski ... Emile Amagat
Marie Denarnaud ... Jeanne Langevin
Samuel Finzi ... Gustave Téry
Piotr Glowacki ... Albert Einstein
Jan Frycz ... Ernest Solvay
Sabin Tambrea ... August Gyldenstople
Sasha Crapanzano Sasha Crapanzano ... Irène 9 years
Rose Montron Rose Montron ... Irène 15 years
Adele Schmitt Adele Schmitt ... Eve 7 years
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Follows the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.

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Poland | Germany | France

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French | German | English | Polish

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge See more »

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Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Marie Curie Was the first woman ever to receive a Nobel prize, and the first person to receive two Nobel prizes. See more »

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Halfway through the ending credits, a sequence shows the characters of Marie Curie and Paul Langevin, in costume, strolling through modern-day Paris, with occasional onlookers staring and taking pictures. See more »

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References Marguerite (2015) See more »

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This isn't a film about science. It's about a woman scientist.
14 November 2017 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2016) is a Polish/French film co-written and directed by Marie Noelle

The wonderful Polish actor Karolina Gruszka stars as Marie Curie. Charles Berling portrays Pierre Curie, and Arieh Worthalter plays Paul Langevin, a married scientist with whom Marie had an affair.

If you're looking for a movie that explains Marie Curie's discoveries, and how she arrived at them, this isn't that film. If you're looking for a movie that portrays Marie Curie as a brilliant scientist, and a young widow that does, indeed, have an affair, this is that film.

This movie portrays the plight of women scientists in the early 20th Century. Male scientists simply wouldn't accept the fact that a woman could be a brilliant scientist. We know that Marie Curie was brilliant--she won two Nobel prizes. The scientists of her day must have known that she was brilliant, but it was easy to ignore this fact because she was a woman. Think of how many frustrated women lived their lives with their intellect undiscovered. Think of the great minds that were lost to science. These are not happy thoughts, but they reflect reality.

I enjoyed this movie. We had seen Karolina Gruszka in another Polish movie--The Happiness of the World. She is a brilliant actor. Directors love to photograph Gruszka getting into and out of her bath. Who can blame them? (She must be the cleanest actor in Poland.)

For whatever reason, this film has a ghastly IMDb rating of 5.9. This is one of those situations where I say, "Did they see the same film I saw?" It's not a perfect movie, but it's a very good one.

We saw the film at Rochester's excellent Little Theatre, as part of the great Rochester Polish Film Festival . It will work well on the small screen. My advice--ignore the IMDb rating and watch this movie. I think you won't be disappointed.


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