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EPIDEMIC (1987)

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“EPIDEMIC is among Von Trier’s better and most revealing movies—giving full vent to his obsessions with cinematic purity, behavioral acting, Udo Kier, hospitals, and, most spectacularly, the notion of cinema as hypnosis.” The Village Voice, New York.


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Catalogue No. ACC0091
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000912
DVD Release Date 8 May 2008
Director Lars von Trier
Producer Jacob Eriksen
Cast Lars Von Trier, Niels Vørsel, Claes Kastholm Hansen, Susanne Ottensen, Cæcilia Holbek, Olaf ussing, Ole Ernst, Udo Kier
Genre HORROR / DRAMA
Rating M (Moderate horror themes)
Run Time 102 Minutes
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby Stereo
Language English / Danish (Optional English subtitles)
Special Features Making of Epidemic (17 min); Director's Commentary
Quotes “EPIDEMIC is among Von Trier’s better and most revealing movies—giving full vent to his obsessions with cinematic purity, behavioral acting, Udo Kier, hospitals, and, most spectacularly, the notion of cinema as hypnosis.” The Village Voice, New York.
Awards 1988 - Nominated - International Fantasy Film Award - Best Film

Synopsis
In the third and final film in his E-Trilogy, from controversial director Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves, Dogville, Dancer in the Dark) comes the bizarre story of a director (played by von Trier himself) and a writer who create a script about a mysterious plague that engulfs Europe, only to find their horrific scenario coming true in real life. Featuring Udo Kier (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Suspiria, Armageddon), EPIDEMIC is a dark and original horror film with a twist: Is the epidemic real, or is it only a dark figment of von Trier's imagination?
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