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Radioactive (2019)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 24 July 2020 (USA)
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The incredible true story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world.

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Marjane Satrapi

Writers:

Jack Thorne (screenplay by), Lauren Redniss (based on the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosamund Pike ... Marie Curie
Yvette Feuer ... Carla
Mirjam Novak ... Nurse (as Mirjam Novák)
Ralph Berkin ... Doctor
Sam Riley ... Pierre Curie
Simon Russell Beale ... Professor Lippmann
Sian Brooke ... Bronia Sklodowska
Faye Bradbrook ... Bronia's Maid
Drew Jacoby ... Loie Fuller
Aneurin Barnard ... Paul Langevin
Harriet Turnbull ... Young Marie
Georgina Rich ... Marie's Mother
Elise Alexandre ... Young Bronia
Katherine Parkinson ... Jeanne Langevin
Dóra Köves Dóra Köves ... Pierre's Mother
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The incredible true story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world.

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Pioneer. Genius. Rebel.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, brief nudity and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Rosamund Pike (Marie) and Harriet Turnbull (Young Marie) starred as mother and daughter in the 2014 film, What We Did On Our Holiday. See more »

Goofs

Eve Curie was born Dec. 6, 1904. The Curies won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, as shown. But Eve is shown to be born before they are even nominated. See more »

Quotes

Pierre Curie: [noticing what see is reading] DuClare!
Marie Curie: Yes.
Pierre Curie: Are you interested in microbiology?
Marie Curie: I'm interest in all science that confronts prevailing attitudes.
Pierre Curie: I am Pierre Curie.
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The Poet Acts Part 1
Written by Philip Glass
Performed by Michael Riesman with The Lyric Quartet
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and WB Music Corp.
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Disappointing
26 July 2020 | by pegaonealSee all my reviews

This attempt to tell the complex story of Marie Curie was nothing more than a directorial vanity piece. Worse yet, its combined focused on her sex life and the terrors-to-come of radiation made it feel as if she was/is solely responsible for millions of deaths from nuclear bombs, disasters and accidents.

I did not like this story line. We needed to see far more about HER life, e.g. the circumstances that brought her to France from Poland, or more insight into her struggles, as a woman, to actually conduct her science.

The film itself was atmospheric but so much of it was wasted on NOT advancing her story.

Sad effort. Just sad.


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English

Release Date:

24 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Radioactive See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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$2,498,509
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