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120 Beats Per Minute (2017)
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120 Beats Per Minute (2017)
Original name: 120 battements par minute
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Paris, in the early 1990s: a group of young activists is desperately tied to finding the cure against an unknown lethal disease. They target the pharmaceutical labs that are retaining potential cures, and multiply direct actions, with the hope of saving their lives as well as the ones of future generations.
Style: gay cinema, thought provoking, psychological, sentimental, captivating, disturbing
Plot: gay love, gay, lgbt, gay relationship, aids, laboratory, epidemic, cure, medicine, demonstration, activist, love, school, hospital, doctor, gay interest, gay club, gay couple, gay sex, hiv, hiv positive, gay protagonist, gay kiss, pharmaceuticals, sea ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: europe, paris france, france

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