The bitter taste of a miracle drug

A film by Stéphane Mercurio
59 min
Production : ISKRA - Arte FRANCE
Son : Mono
Format : Digital Betacam
Versions disponibles : VFR, VENG

A miracle drug turns into a nightmare. In this film we try to understand the mechanism that led to a medical error in the past and a denial today, by weaving the destinies of women who were victims of DES (stilbestrol) with interviews with doctors, representatives of the public services and the laboratories.

It’s about dominant thinking, economic interests, the power of the Establishment, the resistance - and guilt - of the medical body. An investigation carried out in France, Belgium, Germany and the United States...