Thursday, August 20, 2009

Infection (2004)

The staff of an impoverished hospital falls under siege by an infectious disease that is causing their patients internal organs to dissolve. Infection offers a very slow but steady build, with a concentration on the characters of the doctors and the hardships they face in their decision making under the monetary constraints of the hospital. The sacrifices and cutbacks that they must undertake in order to keep their jobs come back to haunt them, both physically and mentally. Every scene is shot in a sickly green hue, which leaves a constant feeling of unease that is accentuated by the low and high angled shots as well as the long, empty hallways. There is a very clear and intentional use of color as a metaphor, however after two viewings, I still dont entirely understand there meaning in the final reveal. While the acting and structure of the film are both well above average, it just seems to trip over itself in the end and never gives the audience the sense of satisfaction or closure to the strange events that preceded it. There are a few squeamish moments of light gore, but this one will appeal more to fans of slow paced entries like Session 9 than anything else.

Rating: 8/10.
Gore: 5/10.
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1 comment:

  1. It's a pretty good idea to run screaming away from anyone/thing that whispers "Help me" in Japanese.

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