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BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Released Oct 20, 2017 2h 23m Drama LGBTQ+ TRAILER for BPM (Beats Per Minute): Trailer 1 List
99% Tomatometer 138 Reviews 84% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Nathan is a young man who joins an AIDS activist group in 1990s Paris. As he attends the weekly meetings, he learns that some members prefer a more radical approach to their protests. Read More Read Less
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Moving without resorting to melodrama, BPM offers an engrossing look at a pivotal period in history that lingers long after the closing credits roll.

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Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald And yet BPM (meaning beats per minute) is a beautiful film, full of drama and humour, love and politics, argument and action. Rated: 4/5 May 18, 2018 Full Review David Stratton The Australian It doesn't try to be a comforting film, and it certainly isn't. It's strident, unwieldy and confronting. Rated: 3/5 May 18, 2018 Full Review Simran Hans Observer (UK) Rebotini's dissonant, humming, house-inflected score - and the metronome-like heartbeats that underscore the action - are reminders that, even on their deathbed, a person has a pulse. In its dying gasps, the film grasps at life. Rated: 5/5 Apr 8, 2018 Full Review Diana Tuova Spotlight on Film The documentary-like feature of 120 BPM makes the film instantly appealing, and it is great the film does not shy away from portraying the worst, accentuating the frustration, anger, despair, and pain of the members of ACT UP-Paris and AIDS sufferers. Rated: 4/5 Jul 18, 2024 Full Review Steve Cruz OUT FRONT Magazine (Denver) When the film jumps into the flurry and turmoil of a civil disobedience protest, it still comes down to the individuals whose stories the film is telling. It does so with gravity, humor, and affection. May 9, 2023 Full Review Brian T. Carney Washington Blade It’s proudly queer, deeply erotic even in the face of illness and mortality, passionately engaging and ultimately heart-breaking, stuffed to the brim with fervent debate... Dec 15, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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PridePosterStudios Beautiful. Poignant. Moving. SILENCE=MORT Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/26/24 Full Review Prof. Dr. Rzvan I Exceptional. The image of that times is vivid. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Cenobita C Intenso, lindo, poético e, ao mesmo tempo, angustiante. É comovente acompanhar o drama de alguns personagens na história, o que me fez desencadear vários gatilhos. Nos anos 90 estava eu com 18 anos e passei por muitos episódios traumáticos com amigos e conhecidos que, no fim, terminavam em morte. Poucos conseguiram passar por esse inferno que marcou vidas. Esse filme é ao mesmo tempo, um drama quase como um documentário, tocante e muito informativo. Importante para agregar esse conteúdo á história da humanidade. Jovens da atual geração deveriam conhecer essa obra primorosa. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/19/22 Full Review isla s This is quite a good film. Its pretty thoughtful and I thought it did well at portraying things from the activist's point of view. It features some frank discussions (of a sexual nature) and I thought it was a fairly insightful film. I can't not note that it swings between the sad/grim and the joyous/celebratory side of things somewhat quickly, which may take people aback a bit perhaps. I liked some things such as the fact that members of the advocacy group are encouraged to click their fingers rather than clap, while people are giving speeches/presenting, to show their support, so said people don't have their voices drowned out. I liked seeing how the group protested in public and the reaction of the organisations/people targeted by them. Of course its a bit of a sobre watch, for obvious reasons but I thought that it dealt with the subject matter well. I liked that we got to see things from different peoples points of view. As a piece of social commentary, it's decent but it isn't a film I'd choose to watch again and it won't be for everyone, which goes without saying. Overall, however, yes, I would recommend this film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A hard and harrowing watch. Highly important look into the struggle of the AIDS crisis. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review johann m 🇫🇷🏳️‍🌈 Un film français où les membres du groupe de lobbyistes Act Up-Paris demandent au gouvernement et aux entreprises pharmaceutiques d'agir pour lutter contre l'épidémie du sida au début des années 1990. An intelligent and visceral film which depicts many of the shockingly radical and political options of this movement at the time, but also a very moving story about the sadness of a love story that comes to an inevitable end. Even if its first act is quite political and full of activism discussions, the movie evolves into a more poignant drama that pulls at the heartstrings of viewers. Also beautifully acted! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Nathan is a young man who joins an AIDS activist group in 1990s Paris. As he attends the weekly meetings, he learns that some members prefer a more radical approach to their protests.
Robin Campillo
Hugues Charbonneau, Marie-Ange Luciani
Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot
The Orchard
Production Co
Les Films de Pierre, France 3 Cinéma, Page 114, Memento Films, FD Production
Drama, LGBTQ+
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 20, 2017, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 23, 2018
Box Office (Gross USA)
2h 23m
Aspect Ratio
Digital 2.39:1
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