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La fille de Brest (2016)

Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry, helping to uncover the media scandal surrounding the ... See full summary »

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Irène Frachon
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Antoine Le Bihan
Charlotte Laemmel ...
Patoche
Isabelle de Hertogh ...
Corinne Zacharria
Lara Neumann ...
Anne Jouan
Patrick Ligardes ...
Bruno Frachon
Olivier Pasquier ...
Arsène Weber, le Père Noël
Philippe Uchan ...
Aubert
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Kermarec
Pablo Pauly ...
Charles-Joseph Oudin
Myriam Azencot ...
Catherine Haynes
Eddie Chignara ...
Christophe Laugier
Raphaël Ferret ...
Fred, le biostat'
Christophe Meynet ...
L'assistant de recherches
Gilles Treton ...
Yannick Jobic
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Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry, helping to uncover the media scandal surrounding the commercialization of a controversial medicine whose side effects have caused the death of hundreds of people. Written by jsanchez

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23 November 2016 (France)  »

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€88,373 (Italy) (12 February 2017)
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Trivia

Based on the true story of how a doctor brought to light the harmful effects of a drug which, although intended for use as anti-diabetic medication, was often prescribed "off use" for weight loss and which allegedly resulted in 2,000 or more deaths before being withdrawn from the market through her efforts. See more »

Goofs

Every time the research team is using a computer, it's running Windows 7, which was released in late 2009. The hospital could have been using pre-release software, but this is highly unlikely for medical facilities, used to very slow upgrade and rollout plans. During the 2009-2010 timeframe, they were probably still all using Windows XP. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Concerto in A minor for four keyboards, BWV 1065: I. Allegro
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Brave doctor takes on manufacturer over deadly drug
14 September 2016 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Physician realizes that there is a link between patient deaths and a commonly used diabetes drug. She naively thinks that pointing this out will lead to action to pull the drug. But instead, she encounters bureaucratic roadblocks, manufacturer denial, threats of lawsuits and to her career, as well as to her colleagues, and of course the always used need for further study. Basically greed on the part of drug maker, which has money for access to top specialists/consultants doing their bidding, and infiltrates agencies supposedly entrusted with protecting the public. Will not give away more here.

Excellent not just as a social statement, but also for drama and suspense, as well as a slice of the human dimension in these types of stressful situations that a person may encounter. My comments based on seeing the film at its World Premier at TIFF. Additional comment is that the director at the Q&A after the film stated that the film is very faithful to the original story.


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