150 Milligrams

150 Milligrams

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot
Produced by Caroline Benjo
Carole Scotta
Screenplay by Séverine Bosschem
Emmanuelle Bercot
Romain Compingt
Based on Mediator 150 mg
by Irène Frachon
Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen
Benoît Magimel
Music by Martin Wheeler
Cinematography Guillaume Schiffman
Edited by Julien Leloup
Distributed by Haut et Court
Release dates
  • 12 September 2016 (2016-09-12) (TIFF)
  • 23 November 2016 (2016-11-23) (France)
Running time
128 minutes
Country France
Language French

150 Milligrams (French: La Fille de Brest) is a 2016 French drama film directed by Emmanuelle Bercot.[1] It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.[2]

The film is based on the true story of French pulmonologist Irene Frachon, who became noted for her investigations of the serious side effects and deaths attributed to the diabetes drug Mediator, produced by French manufacturer Laboratoires Servier.[3]


The Hollywood Reporter's Leslie Felperin cited the "outsize but empathic central performance" by star Sidse Babett Knudsen in the role of Frachon and the director's ability to handle the film's "intellectually rigorous storytelling" and many characters.[3]



  1. "Emmanuelle Bercot's '150 Milligrams' to Open San Sebastian Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. "Toronto unveils City To City, World Cinema, Masters line-ups". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  3. 1 2 Felperin, Leslie (26 September 2016). "'150 Milligrams' ('La Fille de Brest'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 November 2016.

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