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Flu (2013)

Gamgi (original title)
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Chaos ensues when a lethal, airborne virus infects the population of a South Korean city less than 20 kilometers from Seoul.

Director:

Sung-su Kim

Writers:

Young-jong Lee (screenplay), Sung-soo Kim (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Hyuk Jang ... Kang Ji-koo
Soo Ae ... Kim In-hae
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roxanne Aparicio Roxanne Aparicio ... Additional Voices
Jang-Su Bae Jang-Su Bae ... Member of the ruling party (Guest appearance)
Tom Bauer Tom Bauer ... Examiner (voice)
Andrew William Brand Andrew William Brand ... Dr. Bill Backman
Christine Marie Cabanos ... Kim Mi-reu (voice)
In-Pyo Cha ... President
Byung Mo Choi Byung Mo Choi ... Choi Dong-chi
Deborah Crane Deborah Crane ... Additional Voices
Khoi Dao Khoi Dao ... Additional Voices
Kevin Delaney Kevin Delaney ... President (voice)
Jade Dennis Jade Dennis
Grant George ... Byung-ki (voice)
Karen Kahler ... Additional Voices (version: English)
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Storyline

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 CJ Entertainment

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Taglines:

Death goes viral

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Operation Officer Jun Guk-hwan is played by actor Ma Dong-Seok (Ma Dong Suk). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Byung-ki: 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: I'm okay!
Byung-ki: Have a nice trip.
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Great!
27 November 2013 | by cinematic_aficionadoSee all my reviews

A deadly flu, is about people. Persons become exposed, some contract it and all react differently to it. An influx of illegal immigrants in a Korean city, opens Pandora's box and unleashes a virus in town.

As is common, bureaucracy gets in the way and safeguarding is delayed. There is plenty of tension and drama without the Hollywood tendency for sensationalism.

At the heart of the story is a female doctor, her daughter and a member of the fire brigade. When the outbreak is out of control it is clear that no one is safe.

The central theme of the story is the dual battle of the female doctor; the struggle to develop an antibody and keep her daughter safe. As it is always with people, choices and preferences often override any moral considerations. Right and wrong in a deadly situation become very blurred.

The movie is very effective in displaying the tragedy of uncontrolled death and the powerfulness as well as folly of being human. Courage, helpfulness, mindlessness, bureaucracy.

Perhaps the lady doctor's efforts might form the main body of this movie, although the gravity is carried in her adorable daughter's tiny shoulders. Her forcefulness and vulnerability will take the audience to a mighty emotional journey.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English | Filipino

Release Date:

15 August 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Flu See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,775,853
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Company Credits

Production Co:

iLoveCinema, iFilm Co. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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