Contagion

Name: Contagion
Year: 2011
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 106
Description: Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.
Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law
Genres: Drama, Thriller

What I really liked about this film was the fact that so many efffects a contagion might have on society are looked at. This isn’t just the story about a virus, it’s about families, doctors, bribery, kids, the WHO etc. That’s what makes it so special. The score is functional, but unlistenable on album.

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