A deadly virus is unleashed on an unsuspecting public in the intense, violent disaster thriller FLU.
It all starts when a human trafficker is infected with an unknown virus and dies in a Bundang hospital, covered in oozing red rashes and coughing up blood. Within hours the virus spreads all over the city and death goes viral as the body count rapidly rises. Medical professionals are in a panic over the mystery killer virus and soon the government orders the military in to quarantine the entire area — no one gets in, no one gets out. Desperation and violence grip the public as the infected and non-infected struggle for life and everything begins to spiral out of control.
“…scenes of mass panic and political desperation are slickly disturbing.” – Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times
“South Korea’s answer to Contagion.” – Chris Sawin, Examiner.com
“Flu delivers a transfusion of harrowing realism… helmer Kim Sung-soo builds white-knuckle tension from images of mass panic.” – Maggie Lee, Variety
“… thanks to very good performances, some thrifty special effects, and one deeply disturbing scene, Flu is an effective disaster movie that introduces the element of biological panic.” – Daniel Krupa, IGN.com
Director by KIM Sung-soo
Genre Action, Medical, Thriller
Language Korean with English subtitles
Running Time 121 minutes
- Jang Hyeok