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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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jing's Production See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Unknown: What are you doing?
Kai San: I am killing them, is that a problem?
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Outbreak (1995) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Wow! Now that's something you don't see every day.
24 February 2008 | by stepflanSee all my reviews

When I bought this movie I didn't really have any expectations at all. I bought it online for a cheap price because a friend of mine recommended it. Wow, I'm sure glad I listened to him. Ebola Syndrome is really a lot of fun. It is packed with over-the-top violent scenes, but still has a lot of comedy and dark humor in it. This is a balances mix which makes the movie work. It does contain very graphic violence and even rape. So if you have a weak stomach I would advice you to avoid it. But what makes this movie really filthy and ugly is the main character of the story, Kai San. He really steals the show. Everything he does and says is both disturbing and funny in the same time. I won't go in to detail of the things that he does. But let's just say he's a really sick pervert with extreme needs.

It's hard to explain the tone of the movie. Because some scenes remind me of a horror movie, some reminds me of a comedy, and other scenes goes more into the thriller category. But still you can never really take everything too serious.


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