Contagion (2011)

IMDb 6.8

Contagion is a thriller film released in 2011, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an ensemble cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Jude Law. The film follows the rapid spread of a deadly virus called MEV-1, and the efforts of medical researchers, public health officials, and ordinary people to contain the outbreak and find a cure.

The film is notable for its realistic portrayal of a global pandemic and the various societal responses to such an event. It received critical acclaim for its direction, screenplay, and performances, as well as its scientific accuracy and attention to detail. The film was also praised for its ability to create a sense of suspense and tension, despite being based on a real-life scenario.

Contagion was a commercial success, grossing over $136 million worldwide. The film is often cited as a cautionary tale about the dangers of infectious diseases and the importance of preparedness and cooperation in preventing and managing pandemics. It gained renewed popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, as viewers drew parallels between the film’s depiction of a global pandemic and the real-life situation.

Duration: 106 min.


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