Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Matt Damon are in danger in Contagion

Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Matt Damon are in danger in Contagion

The epidemic will spread this Thursday, on TMC.

Released at the end of 2011 in cinemas, Contagionof Steven Soderberghknew a resurgence of popularity following the global Covid epidemic, even going so far as to inspire an idea of “philosophical continuation” to its director! As in Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels, it brings together a host of stars: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, John Hawkes, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet…However, the atmosphere is not glamorous! The film follows a team of doctors trying to stem the spread of a virus that is spreading across the world, extremely quickly. With such a subject, the pressure builds as the trailer progresses, until a distressing finale which reveals a city left abandoned, its inhabitants having all succumbed to the virus. The last hook drives the point home: “No one is immune to fear.”

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If the video is effective, the film was ultimately disappointing First upon its release in 2011. “The first sequence of Contagion is very promising, focusing on objects (touch screens, digital codes, keyboards, etc.) touched by Beth (Gwyneth Paltrow) and those around her. When we learn that she has a highly contagious disease, paranoia sets in and announces a colossal viral nightmare. But curiously, Soderbergh immediately defuses the tension by dispersing in thirty-six different directions, as if he did not want (or could not) exploit the dramatic potential of planetary contamination. (…) We would have liked to leave the room contaminated by new obsessions: the need to wash our hands all the time, refusal to type in our bank code without having first disinfected the buttons of the device, panic fear of performing previously harmless gestures, such as shaking someone’s hand or touching your face… But, when the credits roll, we have already forgotten everything.”

However, you will be able to form your own opinion this evening, on TMC.

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