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Director Lars von Trier stars in a double role in this experimental horror fantasy. He pretentiously portrays a director who spends a year and a half preparing to make a horror film with help from a government grant. In the second part, he plays a young physician who unknowingly has a plague virus planted in his medical bag. Fantasy sequences depict the possible horror that could come if the virus is unleashed on the public.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Will never be confused with von Trier's great films. But it is an intriguing introduction to his later cinematic obsessions."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"feels thrown together, as though von Trier is working at the mercy of available material, weaving it into a whole as he goes"
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"Uneven as von Trier can be, Epidemic is among his better and most revealing movies."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"It's an obsessed film that is too murky to be great cinema, but interesting enough to remain intriguing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"As meta-doodles go, this one needs better gags"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"In keeping with his generally perverse filmmaking aesthetic, von Trier systematically does everything he can to alienate horror enthusiasts."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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