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Epidemic (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 11 September 1987 (Denmark)
A director and screenwriter pen a script and, in the process, blur the line between fiction and reality.

Director:

Lars von Trier

Writers:

Lars von Trier (screenplay) (as Lars Von Trier), Niels Vørsel (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allan De Waal Allan De Waal
Ole Ernst Ole Ernst
Michael Gelting Michael Gelting
Colin Gilder Colin Gilder
Svend Ali Hamann Svend Ali Hamann ... Self
Claes Kastholm Hansen Claes Kastholm Hansen ... Self
Ib Hansen Ib Hansen
Anja Hemmingsen Anja Hemmingsen
Kirsten Hemmingsen Kirsten Hemmingsen
Cæcilia Holbek Trier Cæcilia Holbek Trier ... (as Cæcilia Holbek)
Gert Holbek Gert Holbek
Udo Kier ... Self
Joergen Christian Krueff Joergen Christian Krueff ... (as Jørgen Christian Krüff)
Jan Kornum Larsen Jan Kornum Larsen
Gitte Lind Gitte Lind ... Self
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Storyline

A film director and a script writer (performed by Lars von Trier and Niels Vørsel themselves) write a screenplay, in which an epidemic spreads about the whole world. Like the protagonist they do not notice, that a real epidemic is developing around them. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The second film in Lars on Trier's 'Europa' trilogy which illuminates the traumas of Europe in the future. The two other parts are The Element of Crime (1984) and Europa (1991). See more »

Quotes

Cabbie: What the hell. All a nigger needs are loose shoes, tight pussies, and a warm place to shit.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title appears in red letters in the upper left corner of the screen for the entire length of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

Tannhäuser (The Overture)
Composed by Richard Wagner
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14 February 2019 | by virtualimmigrantSee all my reviews

'Epidemic' is a movie that might feel like intriguing premise wasted on some pretentious art-house gimmick. On the other hand, it is very intriguing story shot in very intriguing style. The film contains three parallel stories - two screenwriters Lars and Niels struggling with their screenplay, at the same time devastating plague starts to kill people all over the Europe, and then the events happening to the characters that our writers are creating at the moment.

Wonderful experimental film about making a film.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | English

Release Date:

11 September 1987 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Epidemia See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$938
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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