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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.


Masayuki Ochiai


Ryôichi Kimizuka (story), Masayuki Ochiai (screenplay)




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


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


Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The film was released as a double feature with Norio Tsuruta's Premonition(2004) as part of Takashige Ichise's J-Horror Theater. See more »


[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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Performed by Miwako Okuda
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A Second Recommendation
3 June 2005 | by jmattes-2See all my reviews

I love the sound design on this DVD. It's remarkable. The soundtrack is memorably creepy-sounding. Otherwise, what he said. (The positive review above.) I have to say a lot more in order to reach the specified length necessary for publishing it online on the IMDb. So one of the nurses in this movie makes the following comment--"A lot of what we see is actually a product of our mental process. If brain circuitry is altered...memories can begin to move again." That's more profound after a first viewing. The subtitles are fast but accessible enough. And the fact is that I'm renting this DVD from Netflix, and I opted to watch the disc a second time, the very same night. It's intricately-plotted, and a bit confusing the first time through. But it will stand up to repeat viewings quite well. (The other movie I plan to see again soon is Star Wars 3.)

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Release Date:

2 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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