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150 Milligrams (2016)

La fille de Brest (original title)
Dr. Irène Frachon from Brest discovers, that Mediator pills cause heart valve problems/deaths. In 2009, she starts an uphill battle against the producer and the French health authorities.

Director:

Emmanuelle Bercot

Writers:

Irène Frachon (book), Séverine Bosschem (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Irène Frachon
Benoît Magimel ... Antoine Le Bihan
Charlotte Laemmel Charlotte Laemmel ... Patoche
Isabelle de Hertogh Isabelle de Hertogh ... Corinne Zacharria
Lara Neumann Lara Neumann ... Anne Jouan
Patrick Ligardes Patrick Ligardes ... Bruno Frachon
Olivier Pasquier Olivier Pasquier ... Arsène Weber, le Père Noël
Philippe Uchan ... Aubert
Gustave Kervern ... Kermarec
Pablo Pauly ... Charles-Joseph Oudin
Myriam Azencot Myriam Azencot ... Catherine Haynes
Eddie Chignara Eddie Chignara ... Christophe Laugier
Raphaël Ferret Raphaël Ferret ... Fred, le biostat'
Christophe Meynet Christophe Meynet ... L'assistant de recherches
Gilles Treton Gilles Treton ... Yannick Jobic
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Storyline

Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry, helping to uncover the media scandal surrounding the commercialization of a controversial medicine whose side effects have caused the death of hundreds of people. Written by jsanchez

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French visa # 138.778. See more »

Goofs

A "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON" variation on the famous meme is seen in the Figaro newsroom in 2010; it's a bit early for French journalists to pick up on that meme, which peaked in 2012-2013. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Concerto in A minor for four keyboards, BWV 1065: I. Allegro
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Brave doctor takes on manufacturer over deadly drug
14 September 2016 | by franknacsaSee all my reviews

Physician realizes that there is a link between patient deaths and a commonly used diabetes drug. She naively thinks that pointing this out will lead to action to pull the drug. But instead, she encounters bureaucratic roadblocks, manufacturer denial, threats of lawsuits and to her career, as well as to her colleagues, and of course the always used need for further study. Basically greed on the part of drug maker, which has money for access to top specialists/consultants doing their bidding, and infiltrates agencies supposedly entrusted with protecting the public. Will not give away more here.

Excellent not just as a social statement, but also for drama and suspense, as well as a slice of the human dimension in these types of stressful situations that a person may encounter. My comments based on seeing the film at its World Premier at TIFF. Additional comment is that the director at the Q&A after the film stated that the film is very faithful to the original story.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (France) See more »

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Budget:

EUR5,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,918,159
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