Official US Trailer for AIDS Drama B.P.M. (Cannes 2017 Winner & France’s Oscars 2018 Foreign Language Entry)

B.P.M. (Beats Per Minute) (French: 120 battements par minute) is a French drama film directed by Robin Campillo (Les Revenants, Eastern Boys) and co-written with Philippe Mangeot. The film was competed for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix award. It was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan (Arnaud Valois) falls in love with Sean (Nahuel Perez Biscayart), the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

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