Exclusive clip from the biographical romantic drama "Radioactive" following the scientific and romantic passions of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie based on the book by Lauren Redniss. Starring Rosamund Pike. Directed by Marjane Satrapi.
- We are here to ask for funds.
- Ah, yes. Professor Lippmann has explained to me the whole situation. I'm afraid your request for funds cannot be granted.
- Consider these as part payment. Melt them down. Use them for the war effort.
- These are your Nobel Prizes.
- And they're made of pure gold, which is a start, don't you think?
- Madame Curie, these prizes are the pride of France. I will not--
- These prizes are the result of pain. And they seem to have caused pain. And I would rather they be used for something useful, like curing others from pain.
- Well, I think such--
- Boys are having their legs sawn off because of sprained ankles. My X-ray machines, properly installed, can save lives. We will also use radon radiation to cauterize wounds. It is quick, efficient, and can stop blood loss.
- But radon--
- Our proposals will give you more men on your battlefields.
- But radon is a gas, Madam Curie.
- I am perfectly aware of that.
- And that's why we will use bulbs, radon bulbs.
- The minister of war has made his position clear.
- Then let me make mine clear. I will go to the press. I will offer them my Nobel Prize medal. I will give them the same ultimatum.
- The press?
- I know perfectly well what the press is capable of, and I believe that I have learned how to use it to my advantage. Now, will you please give me my X-ray machines and ambulances?