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Infection (2004)

Kansen (original title)
INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director:

Masayuki Ochiai

Writers:

Ryôichi Kimizuka (story), Masayuki Ochiai (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michiko Hada Michiko Hada ... Dr. Nakazono
Mari Hoshino Mari Hoshino ... Nurse
Tae Kimura 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 Isao Yatsu ... Hospital Patient
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Storyline

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 potassium chloride 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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Taglines:

Nothing can prepare you for the epidemic that could wipe out the entire planet. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror-related images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Infection See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,838,935
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Paramedic: [over phone] We're in transit with an unconscious male. Condition stable, mid-forties, temperature 105, mental confusion, no apparent injuries... but has a black rash on the chest and arms. Any available ER, please respond.
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Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Yume
Performed by Miwako Okuda
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Awesome
28 September 2005 | by Vastarien202See all my reviews

This movie scared the living!%^*@ out of me! I watched it in daylight, but I was too scared to get up for a snack! The pacing can be a bit long, but if you have patience, it works.The use of lighting and wicked sets reminded me of Dario Argento's Suspiria, though lacking his flair for geometric patterns. The atmosphere is handily Lovecraftian with its sense of doom and inescapable dread. It was 117 outside, and I was stone-cold scared! This one has a place of honor on my shelf, right next to "Spiral", The Ring series, and my collection of Italian Splatter movies! I will be showing this at my Halloween party, along with some others to scare and sicken everyone.


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