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


Sung-su Kim


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





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jang Hyuk ... Kang Ji-koo
Soo Ae ... Kim In-hae
Min-ah Park Min-ah Park ... Kim Mi-reu
Hae-Jin Yoo ... Bae Kyung-ub
Hee-joon Lee ... Joo Byung-ki
Ki-hyeon Kim Ki-hyeon Kim ... Prime Minister
Hyo-ju Park Hyo-ju Park ... Jeong Seonsaeng (as Park Hyo-joo)
Moon-soo Kim Moon-soo Kim ... Dr. Yang
Byung Mo Choi Byung Mo Choi ... Choi Dong-chi
Jeong Min Park ... Chul-gyo (as Jung-min Park)
Lee Sang-Yeob ... Byeong-woo
Andrada Lester Avan Andrada Lester Avan ... Mongssai
Boris Stout Boris Stout ... Leo Snyder
Andrew William Brand ... Dr. Beckman
Ye-Seul Park Ye-Seul Park ... Ji-yoon


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Death goes viral


Action | Drama | Sci-Fi


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.] See more »


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 »


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.
See more »

User Reviews

South Korea Cinema - Flu
8 May 2020 | by bishopmichael28See all my reviews

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.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 94 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »



South Korea


Korean | English | Filipino

Release Date:

15 August 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Flu See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

iLoveCinema, iFilm Co. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed