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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.

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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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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$125,189, 29 March 2018
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

France's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. 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 »

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

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What About This Love? (Kenlou Mix)
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Composed and produced by Larry Heard
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Part of 2017's Trifecta of Great Queer Cinema!
11 February 2018 | by drtoddsSee all my reviews

"BPM (Beats Per Minute)" (France 2017) With this film I have finally completed watching the Trifecta of Great Queer Cinema of 2017! Set in the early 1990's, this is the story of ACT UP -- Paris, a rebel activist group composed of those infected with HIV/AIDS and their allies. Their mission: to educate the public on HIV/AIDS & safe sex practices; to change the public perception and dialogue of the epidemic; and to pressure politicians and pharmaceutical companies to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS. At times the film (clocking in at nearly 2 & 1/2 hours) drags a bit...especially when delving into some of the medical/scientific specifics of HIV or the laborious in-house debates at ACT UP's weekly meetings. But, the end result is a powerful, dark, and heavy testimony to the importance of political activism....and the struggles many in our community faced during the early days of the AIDS Era. Intermixed are themes of friendship, the power of community, and seeking love in the face of fear. This film is not as easy to watch at "Call Me By Your Name" or "God's Own Country" but certainly worth the added effort! [5/5]


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