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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 ...
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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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After watching this film I am not really in the mood to go to the hospital.
23 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

Not the best Asian horror film I had ever seen, but it was a bit entertaining just had a couple of loose ends. Of course, loose ends in a film such as this is very typical. The film is about a hospital that is understaffed and looks to be eroding quickly. Patients being dismissed when they should be getting immediate care, patients wandering the halls, and all in a very dreary looking hospital. I do believe I would rather die at my house than receive any care in this place. During the night things begin to happen as a ambulance driver keeps trying to get any hospital to take a patient of his who has a bad rash. Another burn victim falls from his bed and is in need of immediate care. The ambulance driver finds his way to this hospital and the doctor turns him away as he rushes to try and help the victim who has fallen from their bed. Well things are in chaos and the burn victim dies as the wrong combination of drugs is administered. Well despite one of the doctors saying he would take the blame the others want to cover it up. Thus the strange things ensue as the ambulance driver apparently left his patient who has a very strange condition and another doctor who has overheard the cover up wants to study this strange illness. Has its moments, but it has a lot of plot holes. Such as the strange suture guy, moving swings, fox boy and a host of other things. Things added for seemingly no other purpose than to try to make this movie more complicated than it really needed to be. Kind of made the ending crash as suture guy seemed so pointless as he was not involved in the whole thing then somehow he did something that seemed to suggest he may have had something to do with it. The setting and the atmosphere were great, but as to often happens in these films they try to make the ending as confusing as possible, to make themselves seem more clever. If you ask them what their intentions were they would probably not even know, you have to know what your intentions are when crafting an ending such as this so that when one thinks upon it everything can make sense, here I just can not tie it all together. Still, good enough to keep me entertained.


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