Rosamund Pike is Maria Skłodowska-Curie (Marie Curie), the eminent French physicist and chemist of Polish origin. The genius scientist was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for her pioneering research achievements related to radioactivity. Together with her husband and fellow scientist, Pierre Curie, they jointly win the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the element radium in 1903. Marie Curie’s devotion to science is worth filming and the plot is based on true events of her extraordinary life. Along with the research work of the talented woman, it is important to mention also her valuable radiological work at field hospitals during World War I. Rebel at heart, Marie Curie is among the scientist who dare to challenge the old thinking of conservative people and point out that a new era begins.
" Most people know the chemist Marie Curie and her discoveries, but fewer know her story. ‘Radioactive’ is about her life as a scientist and as a woman in a man’s world. The movie is directed by Marjane Satrapi, who has previously made the animation success ‘Persepolis’, and in the lead role we find Rosamund Pike, who is known for the roles in ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Die Another Day’. ‘Radioactive’ premieres in Danish cinema on the 16th of April. "