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BPM (Beats Per Minute)
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BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

120 battements par minute

Directed by Robin Campillo
France, 2017
Drama, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

In the early 90s, as the AIDS epidemic tears through their community, the members of ACT UP Paris are fighting for survival. While battling against governmental apathy, pharmaceutical greed, and public ignorance, the activists party all night, debate politics—and occasionally fall in love.

Synopsis

In the early 90s, as the AIDS epidemic tears through their community, the members of ACT UP Paris are fighting for survival. While battling against governmental apathy, pharmaceutical greed, and public ignorance, the activists party all night, debate politics—and occasionally fall in love.

Our take

Robin Campillo delved into his own memories to portray ACT UP Paris in the 1990s in this life-affirming, exhilarating and deeply moving film, imbued with a pumping house music score. Winning 3 awards in Cannes and 6 Césars, BPM portrays AIDS activism with both erotic energy and historical insight.