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1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
A director (Lars von Trier) and a screenwriter (Niels Vorsel) spend 18 months trying to find ideas for a horror movie.

Cast: Lars von Trier , Niels Vorsel , Udo Kier , Susanne Ottesen , Claes Kastholm Hansen , Svend Ali Hamann , Gitte Lind , Jan Kornum Larsen

Director: Lars von Trier

Genres: Horror

Distributor: Angel Films A/S

Epidemic (1987)

Release Date: September 11th, 1995|1 hr. 46 min.

critic reviews (4)
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  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

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

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    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 parts -- they're amusing, and too stylized to be disturbing. show more

  • 80
    J. Hoberman Village Voice

    Basically an experimental psychodrama, Epidemic has a pleasingly slapdash, underground quality that recalls early Fassbinder and Wenders -- although, with its cynical premise and frequent infusions of Wagner, it exudes the prankster snarkiness characteristic of von Trier. show more

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