The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After smuggling illegal immigrants into the country, Byung-woo dies from an unknown virus. Soon after that, the same symptoms are plaguing scores of residents in Bundang. People are helpless against the airborne disease and the number of infected increases quickly, spreading chaos. As the worst-case scenario precaution, the city of half a million people, just 19 kilometers from Seoul, is about to be sealed off. The government orders a complete shutdown. Meanwhile, infectious disease specialist In-hye and rescue worker Ji-goo go into the closed city to find the blood serum of the index case, a crucial part of developing the vaccine.Written by
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The scene where the child Mirre meets "Mossai", the migrant with the flu antibodies, he is dark skinned and although he has Malay features, he is a Filipino using Tagalog phrases ("Wag kang lalapit/Don't get near me) yet in film dialogue describes the migrants of which he is one, as Chinese or Vietnamese. See more »
It will get colder, if you don't want to die, stay close. I know you need the money, you're all doing this for your family. Hey! You're sick?
Sick Man 1:
No, no, not me, not me!
Sick Man 2:
Have a nice trip.
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South Korea Cinema - Flu
This was a pretty decent little event thriller from Korea. Some of it may strike to close to home with the events surrounding our Coronavirus Pandemic. It was very interesting to see transmission and subsequent spread of the virus and this could be a good watch for people curious about how viruses are spread.
The CGI for explosions and fires was kind of lackluster, the villains over the top, but the story was well told, shot and scripted and was worth the 2 hours. That being said about an hour into the movie I trailed off for a quick nap. I missed some stuff but the movie was moving so fast that it didn't matter too much.
A good flick for the passive foreign movie viewer, interesting viewing for a budding virologist or consumer of Asian cinema. Not an amazing groundbreaking film.
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