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The Plague (1992) - Plot Summary Poster

(1992)

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  • In the 1990s, a South American city is rocked 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 means different things to different people: to the doctor, it's a disease to be cured. To a pair of French journalists, it's a breaking news story. To religious leaders, it's punishment for sins. As the sense of isolation and hopelessness grow, Dr Rieux and his associates begin to question their previously-accepted feelings of justice, loneliness, and love.

    - Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>
  • In a city in South America an outbreak of bubonic plague occurs. While people try to flee and the military close the city an idealistic doctor decides to stay and help the sick. In the ever changing circumstances he puts up a brave fight, being helped by others but also involving them without being able to control the situation.

    - Written by Dennis Lodewijks <lodewks@il.ft.hse.nl>

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