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.
The French government were interested in using the film as an educational tool but Robin Campillo refused as he has no interest in lecturing audiences. See more »
After the incursion in the lab, the group gathered in the subway; in the background we can see a Score games ad. Score games first shop was opened in 1992 in Paris, although the action is supposed to be set in 1989. See more »
What About This Love? (Kenlou Mix)
Recorded by Larry Heard (as Mr. Fingers)
Composed and produced by Larry Heard
(c) Alleviated Records 1989
Published by Tap Music Publishing Ltd/True Love Music
With permission from Black Market and from HTE Sarl. See more »
The Horror of AIDS
First premiered at Cannes where it won a Grand Prix, it's an impotant story of AIDS epidemic throughout the 90s in Paris and the actions taken by ACT UP organization founded to fight the epidemics.
This film does a great job at showing the activism at its thriving and not so thriving stages and introducing us to the stories of people until, at some point, a romance takes place while movie doesn't loose its quality and starts balancing two narratives.
Great casting, directing, sound choices. I will be happy to see two main actors in many new films waiting to see the light of day. They are proven talented and capable of taking demanding roles like ones showed here.
I noticed some unusual and smart ways of using sex scenes to deepen the background of the story, the story of one, also the one of the many.
Techo music was the music of the epidemic, 120 beats per minute, but at some point, heartbeat dismiss the techno and takes over, while the blood river flows though the city of Paris.
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