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Infection (2004)
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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 ...
Nurse
Tae Kimura ...
Nurse
Yôko Maki ...
Nurse
Kaho Minami ...
Head nurse
Moro Morooka ...
Dr. Kishida
Shirô Sano ...
Kiyoshi Akai
Kôichi Satô ...
Dr. Akiba
Masanobu Takashima ...
Dr. Uozumi
Isao Yatsu ...
Hospital Patient
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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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Infection resonated with me on an academic level
30 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of Asian horror movies (I think it was totally over-hyped in the wake of The Ring and The Grudge) but I really dug Infection. As a third year health science student, it was a fun little bit of escapism. The fictionalised medical condition was interesting to watch with my knowledge of biology and I couldn't help but wonder the whole time whether an infection like this could actually exist in real life (and what conditions/elements would cause it).

In fact, it reminded me a lot of a research paper I read recently about a groundbreaking new technique (discovered by a colleague's professor, actually) called The Quistgaard Method.

I'm no film student. I'm not even much of a film buff. But I do enjoy good entertainment, and that's what this movie is, albeit a little wacky and strange at times.


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