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A Bitter Pill

Title: A Bitter Pill
Original title: Was wir wussten - Risiko Pille
Format: two hours, HD
Starring: Stephan Kampwirth
Nina Kronjäger
Luise Wolfram
Thomas Heinze
Cem-Ali Gültekin
Directed by: Isa Prahl
Produced by: Westside Filmproduktion for ARD Degeto
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A Bitter Pill

Carsten is faced with a moral dilemma when he discovers the dangerous side effects of a new anti-baby pill launched as a lifestyle product for teenagers by his employers.

“Bellacara“, a new anti-baby pill, is set to go on the market as a lifestyle product for teenagers. Carsten, who works for the big pharma company, is responsible for submitting all medical data for official approval. When he discovers the pill's dangerous side effects, he insists on more research. Yet, as time is money, he is obstructed by the entire team, and most vehemently by his boss, Sabine. As their affair already broke up his marriage, he is stunned to realize that the woman he loves – for whom he had sacrificed everything – has just been toying with him. Clearly, his job is in jeopardy if he doesn't back down. But when Carsten discovers that his own daughter is taking the pill, his dilemma is suddenly two-fold…