150 Milligrams

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150 Milligrams
La Fille de Brest.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot
Produced by Caroline Benjo
Carole Scotta
Screenplay by Séverine Bosschem
Emmanuelle Bercot
Romain Compingt
Based on Mediator 150 mg
by Irène Frachon
Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen
Benoît Magimel
Music by Martin Wheeler
Cinematography Guillaume Schiffman
Edited by Julien Leloup
Distributed by Haut et Court
Release date
  • 12 September 2016 (2016-09-12) (TIFF)
  • 23 November 2016 (2016-11-23) (France)
Running time
128 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $5.6 million
Box office $2.9 million[1]

150 Milligrams (French: La Fille de Brest, lit. The Girl of Brest) is a 2016 French drama film directed by Emmanuelle Bercot.[2] It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.[3]

The film is based on the true story of French pulmonologist Irène Frachon (fr), who became noted for her investigations of the serious side effects and deaths attributed to the diabetes drug Mediator, produced by French manufacturer Laboratoires Servier.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Sidse Babett Knudsen as Irène Frachon (fr)
  • Benoît Magimel as Antoine Le Bihan
  • Charlotte Laemmel as Patoche
  • Lara Neumann as Anne Jouan
  • Philippe Uchan as Aubert
  • Patrick Ligardes as Bruno Frachon
  • Olivier Pasquier as Arsène Weber
  • Isabelle de Hertogh as Corinne Zacharria
  • Gustave Kervern as Kermarec
  • Pablo Pauly as Charles-Joseph Oudin
  • Myriam Azencot as Catherine Haynes
  • Eddie Chignara as Christophe Laugier
  • Raphaël Ferret as Fred
  • Christophe Meynet as David
  • Gilles Treton as Yannick Jobic
  • Élise Lucet as Herself

Reception[edit]

The Hollywood Reporter's Leslie Felperin cited the "outsize but empathic central performance" by star Sidse Babett Knudsen in the role of Frachon and the director's ability to handle the film's "intellectually rigorous storytelling" and many characters.[4]

Accolades[edit]

Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
César Awards Best Actress Sidse Babett Knudsen Nominated
Best Adaptation Séverine Bosschem and Emmanuelle Bercot Nominated
Magritte Awards Best Supporting Actress Isabelle de Hertogh Nominated
Lumières Awards Best Actress Sidse Babett Knudsen Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JP. "La Fille de Brest (2016)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Emmanuelle Bercot's '150 Milligrams' to Open San Sebastian Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Toronto unveils City To City, World Cinema, Masters line-ups". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Felperin, Leslie (26 September 2016). "'150 Milligrams' ('La Fille de Brest'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

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