21 October 2011

Here in the FACT office, we have heard a lot about Contagion this week, mostly from our Operations Assistant saying "Contagion....it sounds a lot like contagious...but it isn't...." to confused people on the phone! In fact, Contagion is about a seriously contagious strand of avian flu which is threatening to wipe out all humanity as it can be spread with just one touch. 

Thomas Emhoff (played by Matt Damon) is trying to save his family after his wife falls ill with the mysterious disease. Scientists are trying to trace the path of the virus through surveillance footage, which is impressive in itself. it's a race against time as they soon realise that after the first day, two people were infected, then eight, then 16, so by three  months, a billion people will be infected. You can't help but wonder, what if this actually happened?

From Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh the film contains an all-star cast including Jude Law, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne.

Fear and disease sits in stark contrast to the beautifuil backdrop of San Francisco, and just from watching the trailer alone, you can tell that Contagion is going to give clean-freaks the heebie-jeebies. 

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