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Yi boh lai beng duk (1996)

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.

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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 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 Cheung-Lung Kai
Lori Shannon Lori Shannon
Michael Tam Michael Tam
Bobby Yip Bobby Yip ... Short Ugly Triad
Sin-Yi Yip Sin-Yi Yip
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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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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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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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During the DVD commentary, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong made it clear that it was not his 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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remarkable
31 May 2004 | by PeterKurten911See all my reviews

This flick derives much of its grasping force from what has to be, if not the most explicit, at least somewhat the most sickening gore ever.

Some scenes are rather innovative : decapitation through the use of a ping-pong table, Kai blowing his load in a steak, corpses being chopped up into hamburger meat with a saw, eyes chewed out of a living head and lots of ebola-related bodily fluids.

Ebola syndrome would not be the same without the psychological profile of its main character.If we were given an insight on Kais childhood, it is likely to be a miserable one, full of abuse and rejection. Thus would explain his disturbed sexual attitude (he does not seem to be able to perform without constant oral stimulation) and his loser nature. Let's face it, most of his aggression originates from a lack of self-esteem, for which he tends to overcompensate once he disposes of financial powers and/or the opportunity to deploy physical force. It makes for a violent person, but not a threatening one, compared to Hannibal Lecter or the maniac from Maniac. Kai is, in a way, a personification of the virus, which searches for power and immortality through the devastation of other life forms, not realizing his actions will eventually lead to his own extinction.

Together, the gore and Wong hold together a remarkable modern piece of exploitation, with an honesty that most of its contemporaries do not dare to show, but which also demands the right mood, otherwise it feels cheap. In either case, see a schrink if this turns you on.


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