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Lars von Trier

Epidemic (Epidemic)

106' - 1987 - Drama, Horror - Dialogue: German, Danish, Latin, English
Director: Lars von Trier Composer: Peter Bach With: Allan De Waal, Ole Ernst, Michael Gelting
‘Epidemic’, filmed mostly in black & white, features primarily the director himself, his screenwriter and their private cohorts, while a handful of professional actors are seen in sharply etched cameos. A story of a kind is told about helmer and writer devoting 18 months to thinking about a horror film, which has been promised a government production grant, and coming up at the end with only a few visualized sequences ans a 12-page plot outline.

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Lars von Trier


Peter Bach


Allan De Waal, Ole Ernst, Michael Gelting


Lars von Trier, Niels Vørsel

Director of Photography

Henning Bendtsen


Lars von Trier, Thomas Krag


Jacob Eriksen

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German, Danish, Latin, English

Countries of production





Lars von Trier
Befrielsesbilleder (1982), The Element of Crime (1984), Epidemic (1987), Europa (1991), Breaking the Waves (1996), The Idiots (1998), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville: The Pilot (2003), The Five Obstructions (2003), Dogville (2003), Manderlay (2005), The Boss of It All (2006), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), Antichrist (2009), Dimension 1991-2024 (2010), Melancholia (2011), Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013), The House That Jack Built (2018)

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