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Infection (2004)
"Kansen" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  2 October 2004 (Japan)
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INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.



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Credited cast:
Michiko Hada ...
Dr. Nakazono
Mari Hoshino ...
Tae Kimura ...
Yôko Maki ...
Kaho Minami ...
Head nurse
Moro Morooka ...
Dr. Kishida
Shirô Sano ...
Kiyoshi Akai
Kôichi Satô ...
Dr. Akiba
Masanobu Takashima ...
Dr. Uozumi
Isao Yatsu ...
Hospital Patient


In a general hospital near bankruptcy, the reduced staff is working under a severe stress. During the emergency attendance to a burned patient with Dr. Uozumi (Masanobu Takashima) and two other nurses, Dr. Akiba (Kôichi Satô) and the nurse commit an error, injecting sodium chlorate and killing him. Dr. Uozumi convinces the team to forge the report to save their careers. Meanwhile, an ambulance leaves a patient in the emergency with a lethal infection. When the muscles and internal organs of the patient liquefy, Dr. Kiyoshi Akai (Shirô Sano) convinces his two colleagues to examine and research the virus, leading the employees of the night shift to a tragic end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for horror-related images | See all certifications »

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The prognosis is confusion.
15 March 2015 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

When a severe burns patient is accidentally given the wrong treatment, resulting in his death, the doctor and nurses present agree to cover up their dreadful mistake. Meanwhile, another severely ill patient is abandoned in ER by paramedics, resulting in an outbreak of a deadly infection at the hospital that causes momentary madness in its victims and the liquefaction of their internal organs.

Home to misery, pain and death, hospitals are inherently suited to horror, especially at night when their creepy corridors and sterile rooms full of wickedly sharp surgical instruments become all the more atmospheric and ominous. Infection's creepy locale, a grimy, rundown hospital shrouded in shadows, is certainly very effective, the uneasy mood helping to detract somewhat from the fact that very little in this film makes much sense.

As the staff struggle to contain the infection, one by one contracting the disease and turning into puddles of green goop, matters get more and more incomprehensible. By the end of the film, I hadn't got a clue what was going on, but found myself reasonably entertained for the duration by the unsettling tone and sheer weirdness of proceedings, which includes lots of green/red symbolism, a nurse sterilising her hands in boiling water, ghosts that can only be seen in mirrors, and several inexplicable shots of park swings that move by themselves.

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