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BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

120 battements par minute (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 23 August 2017 (France)
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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.

Director:

Robin Campillo

Writers:

Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot (collaboration on screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart ... Sean
Arnaud Valois ... Nathan
Adèle Haenel ... Sophie
Antoine Reinartz ... Thibault
Félix Maritaud ... Max
Ariel Borenstein Ariel Borenstein ... Jérémie
Aloïse Sauvage ... Eva
Simon Bourgade Simon Bourgade ... Luc
Médhi Touré Médhi Touré ... Germain
Simon Guélat Simon Guélat ... Markus
Coralie Russier ... Muriel
Catherine Vinatier Catherine Vinatier ... Hélène
Théophile Ray Théophile Ray ... Marco
Saadia Bentaïeb ... Mère Sean
Jean-François Auguste Jean-François Auguste ... Fabien
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Storyline

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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Paris, early 1990s.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robin Campillo wanted Bronski Beat singer Jimmy Somerville to appear in the film but Somerville refused. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Guépardes: Un Lion ne meurt pas, il dort (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

What About This Love? (Kenlou Mix)
Recorded by Larry Heard (as Mr. Fingers)
Composed and produced by Larry Heard
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Important and worthwhile
14 February 2018 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I feel like there have been many films with a similar premise to this, but this one really stands out in its execution. It manages to be both an intense, sensitive character study and a grander film about the scope of a very important political movement. The direction is really fantastic, and while I think the film is longer than it should be, the performances really make the whole thing worth it. They are fantastic.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 August 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

BPM (Beats Per Minute) See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,566, 22 October 2017

Gross USA:

$125,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,704,369
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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