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 falls in love with Sean, 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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- BPM (Beats Per Minute) is one of the most acclaimed gay films of the year. Vanity Fair called it their #1 film and it has earned a place on countless Top Ten lists from individual critics and publications.
- The film won the coveted Queer Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival.
- The Guardian said that it's Full of cinematic life...combines elegy, tradgedy, urgency and a defiant euphoria and IndieWire said (BPM) Beats Per Minute is the most authentically queer film of the awards season."
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