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Year: 2017

Original Title: 120 battements par minute

Country: France

Length: 140 minutes

Genre: Drama

Studios: France 3 Cinema, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: April 06 2018

United States: October 20 2017

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Ranking: 3,163 out of 14,668 movies (up 2318)

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Plot

Robin Campillo, known for his work as a screenwriter for 'Les revenants', helms this French film about activism and love. At the early 90s Paris, AIDS is taking the lives of hundreds of people, while society remains indifferent to the spread of the disease. A group of young people create ACT UP, an activist platform, where they fight to raise awareness against the disease, pressure to get a medical treatment and inform about the need of having safe sex. Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) fights until his last breath, which will catch the attention of Nathan (Arnaud Valois), a new arrival to the group. 'BPM' got the Grand Prize of the Jury at the 2017 Cannes festival, and it was nominated for the Palme d'Or.

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Director Robin Campillo and co-screenwriter Philippe Mangeot drew on their personal experiences with ACT UP Paris in developing the story. BPM (Beats Per Minute) is the chosen film to represent France at the Foreign Language category for the 2018 Academy Awards. Its premiere was at the 2017 Cannes Festival, and it won four awards, including the Grand Prix.

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