Radioactive is based on the life of great scientist Marie Curie who devoted her entire life to science. The story revolves around her life struggles, her love for science, How she entered in the science world and everything.
Initial release: March 2020 (Israel)
Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout
- Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie
- Sam Riley as Pierre Curie
- Anya Taylor-Joy as Irene Curie
- Ariella Glaser as Young Irene Curie
- Indica Watson as six-year-old Irene Curie
- Cara Bossom as Ève Curie
- Aneurin Barnard as Paul Langevin
- Katherine Parkinson as Emma Jeanne Desfosses
- Simon Russell Beale as Gabriel Lippmann
- Tim Woodward as Alexandre Millerand
About Marie Curie
- Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the first person and only woman to win it twice. Her life and work are the subjects of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Marjane Satrapi’s fifth feature, “Radioactive,” adapted by Jack Thorne.
- Radioactive” gives Curie her due while complicating her legacy. She and her husband, Pierre, discovered polonium and radium — she coined the word radioactivity — work which led to medical advances and the atomic bomb.
“Radioactive” is more provocative and satisfying, but Satrapi’s visual strategies also point to the even more fully adventurous movie that could have been.
The story may pull you in and sometimes knocks you sideways, most notably with the scenes illustrating the terrors that Curie’s discoveries led to, a reminder that this isn’t just about one life but many.