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From age 12 and up Fear Offensive use of language
Emmanuelle Bercot, 2016 128 minutes Sidse Babett Knudsen, Benoît Magimel, Charlotte Laemmel, Isabelle de Hertogh, Patrick Ligardes France French 17 July 2017 Dutch

In a hospital in Brest, lung specialist Irène establishes a direct link between suspicious deaths and the consumption of Mediator, a drug that has been on the market for thirty years. Single-handedly, she fights for the truth to come out. Based on a true story.

After she turns to the hospital's head of research, Antoine, for help, Irène's investigation leads her to a powerful drug company. That's when things start to get ugly. Antoine's research unit is suddenly threatened with funding cuts, and Irène's colleagues begin to view her derisively as a meddlesome crusader.

The true story of Irène Frachon story calls to mind that of another hard-charging activist: Erin Brockovich. From its confidential beginnings to the media frenzy surrounding the case, this David versus Goliath story climaxes in a victory for truth. (source: www.tiff.net)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN FRENCH, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.