January 1, 1987 See More

Runtimes: 01hr46 min

Epidemic Synopsis

The second of Trier's films known collectively as the Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime (1984) and Europa (1991). Co-written by Niels Vørsel, the film focuses on the screenwriting process. Vørsel and von Trier play themselves, coming up with a last-minute script for a producer. This story is intercut with scenes from the film they write, in which von Trier plays a renegade doctor trying to cure a modern-day epidemic. In an ironic twist, the doctor discovers that he himself has been spreading the virus.

Rated NR

Epidemic Casts

Lars Von Trier
Lars Von Trier

Himself / Dr. Mesmer

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