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Marie Curie

Director Marie Noelle's awkwardly titled biopic of the revered scientist, who was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, celebrates Curie's achievements as the first women to win a Nobel Prize and her topsy-turvy love life, which scandalised early 20th-century academia. The film begins with Marie (Karolina Gruszka) happily married to French scientist Pierre Curie (Charles Berling). The couple works closely on the study of uranium rays although the chauvinistic Academy of Sciences prefers to attribute the breakthroughs of Marie and Pierre's ground-breaking work to him. In 1906, when Pierre is killed in a road accident, a grieving Marie continues their work and she makes bold new discoveries, aided by married colleague Paul Langevin (Arieh Worthalter), who becomes her lover. The subsequent furore threatens to overshadow Marie's tireless work in the rarefied world of radium research but it cannot prevent her from collecting a second coveted Nobel Prize for the advancement of chemistry.