• Epidemic (1987)

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Release Date: September 11th, 1995

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 46 min

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

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

Director: Lars von Trier

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Det Danske Filminstitutet [dk]

Distributors: Angel Films A/S

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

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

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