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Ebola Syndrome (1996)

Yi boh lai beng duk (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Horror | 15 June 1996 (Hong Kong)
A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home.

Director:

Herman Yau

Writer:

Ting Chau
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Kai
Yeung-Ming Wan ... Yeung
Fui-On Shing ... Annoyed Husband
Tsui-Ling Wong Tsui-Ling Wong
Miu-Ying Chan ... Har
Meng Lo ... The Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lu Cheung Lu Cheung ... Kei's Wife
Edward Corbett Edward Corbett
Lorraine Ho Lorraine Ho
Cheung-Lung Kai
Lori Shannon Lori Shannon
Michael Tam Michael Tam
Bobby Yip ... Short Ugly Triad
Sin-Yi Yip Sin-Yi Yip ... Hooker
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Storyline

Hong Kong 1986: A restaurant employee murders his boss and mutilates his wife, he escapes to South Africa where he rapes a Zulu-girl, who is infected with the ebola virus. In the restaurant where he now works he murders his boss and the bosses wife after raping her. He chops them up and makes them into hamburgers, which he sells in the restaurant, spreading the ebola virus. When the police come on his trail he moves back to Hong Kong and an ebola epidemic starts there. Written by Erik Adelfred <edu_97gr@edu.ats.dk>

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Genres:

Crime | Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

During the DVD commentary, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong made it clear that it was not him killing the frog in the first kitchen scene. He said that not only does it take a special skill to prepare a frog like that, but he also found it to be cruel. See more »

Quotes

Kai San: [With a butcher's knife in his hand he runs through the streets of Hong Kong in the brightest daylight and screams:] Ebola! Ebooola! EBOLAAAYAAA!
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Alternate Versions

Video versions of this film (VCD and DVD) are heavily censored. The original cut of the film no longer exists. According to the director (Herman Yau) all of the edited footage is either missing or destroyed. See more »

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Dont Eat the "African" Burgers!

What can I say about this wonderfully demented Category III classic, it goes beyond the boundaries of most Cat III films (which involve usually uninspired sex and violence) and goes for the jugular without flinching once.

Anthony Wong plays our demented anti-hero, even thou our introduction to him is himself getting a blow job off his boss's prostitute wife, while the kid waits outside. The boss returns and is unimpressed to say the least and after beating up our hero has the tables turned on him and is killed along with his wife and lackey.

10 years on and were in South Africa, our hero works in a filthy restaurant, gets bullied all day and resents everything living. Soon enough he is back to his own ways and after raping a unconscious woman, who spews a frothy broth of Ebola into his face he becomes infected with this nasty little disease, and the story has not even got up to speed yet.

A darkly comic tale that does not mind pushing the barriers of what is deemed acceptable, I loved it. Every home should have a corner for Ebola.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

15 June 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ebola Syndrome See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Production Co:

Jing's Production See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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