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  Rated NR · 100 minutes · 2017

Biography, Historical drama
Marie Curie: She did something with radium and won some Nobel Prizes, right? But did you also know that she took sexy baths and lounged around naked contemplating her affair with her married lover? It’s true! We may presume that male scientists get down to their birthday suits once in a while, but only this joint French-Polish-German production dares to tell the truth about the woman who developed the concept of radioactivity: That if a camera slowly panned along her naked, reclining body (as portrayed by Karolina Gruszka), she might be caught thinking about how unfair it was that her professional enemies would deploy salacious gossip in an attempt to deny her an unprecedented second Nobel Prize. If (she notes fairly) Stockholm refused to acknowledge the work of any men who had sex lives, there’d be no Nobel winners at all. So who needs a movie about Curie to actually expand upon how groundbreaking her work was? Director and cowriter (with Andrea Stoll) Marie Noelle wisely keeps the focus where it belongs: in the boudoir. See? A woman can be smart and sexy. That’s what really matters, isn’t it?
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Director: Marie Noëlle
Producer: Marie Noelle, Mikolaj Pokromski and Ralf Zimmermann
Cast: Karolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, Charles Berling, Izabela Kuna, Malik Zidi, André Wilms, Daniel Olbrychski, Marie Denarnaud, Samuel Finzi, Piotr Glowacki, Jan Frycz and Sabin Tambrea

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