The Plague is the film adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus. It is set n the 1990s in a South American city which is affected by the imminent outbreak of a plague. While many attempt to flee the city, Dr Bernard Rieux sends his sick wife away and does his best to care for the plague's victims. The plague affects people differently. The doctor believes it's a disease to be cured. It is a breaking news story. Some religious leaders believe it's punishment for sins. As the sense of isolation and desperation grow, Dr Rieux and his associates begin to question their previously-accepted feelings of justice, loneliness, and love.