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  • NR
  • 1987
  • 6.0  (6,077)
  • 66

Epidemic is a Danish horror film from 1987 directed by Lars von Trier. It's a metafilm that tells the story of a film director named Lars (played by Lars von Trier himself) and his screenwriter friend, Niels (played by Niels Vørsel). Together they are working on a screenplay for a movie called "The Epidemic". They are looking for inspiration, and decide to take a trip to a secluded island to delve into their creative process. However, their journey is disrupted by a series of strange events, and soon their fears and anxieties start to blend into the screenplay.

As the writing process progresses, reality and fiction become indistinguishable, and the lines between the director's life and the movie's storyline blur. The film within a film concept creates a claustrophobic atmosphere and suffocating tension, making the audience question what's real and what's not.

The movie's visuals are raw and unpolished, with jarring camera angles and experimental sound effects. The lack of a traditional narrative structure and surrealist elements can make the film difficult to follow at times, but ultimately add to the overall eerie and unsettling feel of the movie.

Epidemic is a film that explores the relationship between art and reality, and how the process of creation can have a profound impact on the creator's psyche. The characters' descent into madness mirrors the disorienting experience of watching the film itself, making it a unique and unforgettable viewing experience.

Overall, Epidemic is a thought-provoking and challenging horror film that's not for everyone, but will surely stick with those who dare to venture into Lars von Trier's twisted world. If you're a fan of unconventional horror that blurs the lines between reality and fiction, this movie is definitely worth a watch.

Epidemic is a 1987 horror movie. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 66.

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