Epidemic

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Released 1987

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Epidemic

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Director:
Lars von Trier
Released:
1987
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Epidemic is about a film director and a script writer (performed by Lars von Trier and Niels Vørsel themselves) who write a screenplay, in which an epidemic spreads about the whole world. Like the protagonist, they do not notice that a real epidemic is developing around them.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    Basically an experimental psychodrama, Epidemic has a pleasingly slapdash, underground quality that recalls early Fassbinder and Wenders -- although, with its cynical premise and f...

  • 75

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    Epidemic will never be confused with von Trier's great films. But it is an intriguing introduction to his later cinematic obsessions.

  • 50

    TV Guide Maitland McDonagh

    The scenes from Epidemic have the high-contrast look of a 1920s horror film, are in English (much of it badly dubbed) and feature images that are handsome and preposterous in equal...

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Categories

Drama, Horror, Suspense

Themes

Horror Masters, 80s, Foreign Language, Dark Comedy