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About the Movie
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 107
- Fresh: 105
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There are undoubtedly more informative chronicles of the era, and more accessible ones too. But there's something uniquely, transcendently beautiful in Campillo's particular vision and the unhurried way he unfurls it.
Fresh: A wrenching love story, set in Paris in the early 1990s, told against the background of ACT-UP AIDS activists fighting for their lives. Ron Campillo's raw and riveting film musters the emotional power to floor you.
Fresh: A restless, engrossing dramatic portrait of Parisian activists fighting the AIDS pandemic in the early 1990s.
Fresh: Mangeot exposes the electricity of living in that moment of time for the gay community, where amid the apathy and outright hate from the outside world, an unbreakable bond was formed - what a terrible irony that grief can be so beautiful.