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The Orchard Acquires AIDS-Activist Drama ‘BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)’

June 5, 2017


The Orchard has acquired U.S. rights to Robin Campillo’s AIDS-activist drama BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE), one of the best-received films in this year’s official competition at Cannes.

BPM, also known as 120 Beats Per Minute in some circles, is a group portrait of Parisian AIDS activists in the early 1990s. The film marks Campillo’s first film to play at the festival.

Set in the early 1990s, the film follows members of the ACT Up movement in Paris who work to spread awareness about AIDS. One newcomer to the group, Nathan (Arnaud Valois) has his world shaken up when a radical militant named Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) throws his last bits of energy into the struggle.

Here’s the French trailer with English subtitles:

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