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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

In 1903 the scientist Marie Curie (Karolina Gruszka) becomes the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics together with her husband Pierre (Charles Berling). Only a short time later, in her mid-thirties and as a young mother of two children, she loses Pierre in an 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 becomes the subject of a scandal.

As it becomes known that she is receiving her second Nobel Prize – now for chemistry – the Paris press publishes correspondence between Marie and Paul.

In the full glow of her professional fame, the brilliant scientist Marie Curie is thus the target of defamation. She must bitterly learn that reason and passion are not compatible.

"If we don't always know what drives Curie, we see the determination itself. That's enough to keep the film moving along."

Ken Jaworowski, New York Times

"This is a film with both beauty and brains, though the latter has a stronger presence as Marie pushes forward in her research and encourages others to seek and learn."

Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper

"Mesmerizing, heartfelt and powerful with an Oscar-worthy performance by Karolina Gruszka. It's one of the best films of the of the year. Marie Curie is a true "Wonder Woman.""

Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

Movie Info

Directed by Marie Noelle
100 Minutes
In English and German, Polish and French with English subtitles

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