150 Milligrams (La fille de Brest): Tale of Medical Scandal Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot

150 Milligrams / La fille de Brest

Emmanuelle Bercot, France, 2016, 128m
A fearless everywoman stands up to a drug company in this gripping David vs. Goliath story, based on a real-life medical scandal.
Irène Frachon (Sidse Babett Knudsen) is a pulmonologist at a hospital in Brest who begins digging into the connection between a widely prescribed diabetes drug and a spate of fatal valve disorders, with help from a research scientist (Benoît Magimel).
Soon, Irène sets off a media firestorm, making powerful enemies in the pharmaceutical industry who will stop at nothing to suppress her story.
Knudsen and writer-director Emmanuelle Bercot have created an eccentric heroine, at once a tireless crusader and compelling human.