Marie Curie tells the fascinating, inspiring drama and love story of the most turbulent five years in the life of one of the 20th century’s most incredible woman. The film opens in 1905, when Marie Curie travels with husband Pierre Curie to Stockholm to be awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radioactivity, to 1911, when she receives her second Nobel Prize.
1906, Pierre Curie tragically dies on a Parisian street. Marie’s unique marriage and happiest of lives is destroyed in one go. Left alone with two young daughters, the widow has responsibilities that would overwhelm the strongest of men but she faces her duties with greatest courage as both a mother and a scientist. Despite her own sorrow, she continues in the work that she began with Pierre, taking the “Curie-therapy” they developed against cancer to new heights.
But science is primarily a man’s world and Marie’s ambition is not approved of by everybody. As she embarks on a passionate affair with the mathematician Paul Langevin, she provokes a huge scandal and the tabloids drag her name through the mud. Alarmed by all the malevolent headlines, the Swedish Nobel Academy, which wanted to award her a second Nobel Prize (making her the first person ever to receive two), forbids her to drive to Stockholm to fetch her award. The dilemma forces both the hand of the scientific world and the Nobel Academy.
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