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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge may test the patience of some viewers with its deliberate pacing, but this sensitively made biopic has its well-acted rewards.

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In 1903 the scientist Marie Curie (Karolina Gruszka) was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics together with her husband Pierre (Charles Berling). But only a short time later, with just mid-thirties and as a young mother of two children, she loses Pierre by accident. In a world dominated by men, she makes her way steadfastly, continues her research alone, and is the first woman to receive a chair at the Sorbonne in Paris. When she falls in love with the married scientist Paul Langevin (Arieh Worthalter) after years of mourning and engages in an affair with him, she is however a violent scandal. Just as soon as it becomes known that she is receiving her second Nobel Prize - now for chemistry - the Paris press publishes correspondence between Marie and Paul, who passed on his vindictive wife. In the full glow of her professional fame, the brilliant scientist Marie Curie is thus the target of bad defamation. To the banal adulteress, she must bitterly learn that reason and passion are not compatible.

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Cast

Karolina Gruszka
as Marie Curie
Arieh Worthalter
as Paul Langevin
Charles Berling
as Pierre Curie
André Wilms
as Eugène Curie
Malik Zidi
as André Debierne
Samuel Finzi
as Gustave Téry
Marie Denarnaud
as Jeanne Langevin
Daniel Olbrychski
as Émile Amagat
Sabin Tambrea
as August Gyldenstolpe
Jan Frycz
as Ernest Solvay
Piotr G?owacki
as Albert Einstein
Sasha Crapanzano
as Irene 9 Years
Rose Montron
as Irene 15 Years
Adele Schmitt
as Eve 7 Years
Emma Pokromska
as Eve 2 Years
Edgar Sehr
as Jean Langevin
Nicolas Frei
as Dr. Regaud
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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13)

Noëlle has a dreamy visual style that pulls us into Marie's emotional reality, and we find ourselves captivated by this fascinating, pioneering woman.

March 23, 2020 | Full Review…

... biopic of a French icon that's beautifully photographed, sensitively acted and punishingly dull.

November 29, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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A fascinating life is reduced to a series of skittishly edited and visually stylised vignettes that do scant justice to Marie Curie's scientific achievements and Karolina Gruszka's laudably intense performance.

November 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Curie deserves the recognition and there's an honourable attempt to colour in the historical context with references to the Dreyfus affair and the political state of play in turn-of-the-century Europe.

November 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A standout performance from Karolina Gruszka elevates this exploration of grief and love, giving breath to the life of a true pioneer.

November 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Honestly, you'd be better off finding the MGM version from 1943.

July 28, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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