Flu Review

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Bundang, a suburb of Seoul. As an unknown virus sweeps all before it, a rescue worker (Jang Hyuk) and an infectious disease specialist (Soo Ae) enter the sealed-off city in order find a way to stem the epidemic.

★★★★★

Ably conveying panic and fear without generating much suspense, this fitfully satirical thriller follows South Korean firefighter Jang Hyuk and virologist Soo Ae's race to save her daughter and conquer a virulent contagion that has been spread by illegal immigrants.

If it manages to create an atmosphere of dread and uncertainty, Flu coughs and splutters to an unsatisfactory conclusion.