EBOLA SYNDROME (1996) Reviews and overview

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Ebola Syndrome (伊波拉病毒) is a 1996 Hong Kong horror film starring Anthony Wong and directed by Herman Yau.

Ah Kai (Anthony Wong) is a wanted convict from China who escapes to South Africa after killing his former boss and his boss’s wife. In South Africa, he works at a Chinese restaurant and one day travels with his boss to a South African tribe that is infected with the Ebola virus. Kai sees a dying infected tribe member and carnally assaults her, contracting the virus.

Kai, however, is immune to the infection. He becomes a living carrier, spreading the disease to others through body fluids. He ends up killing his new boss and his boss’s wife, but not before spreading the virus to them. He then cuts up their corpses and serves them as hamburgers in the restaurant, effectively spreading the virus all over South Africa and Hong Kong.

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“Wong is perfectly cast on the role of overweight sleazeball Kai and the film is thankfully without the episodes of slapstick style humour that marred previous Wong outing The Untold Story. Any laughs – and believe me, there aren’t many – are usually as a result of Wong’s outrageous facial expressions as he goes about his business.” As Long as It’s… Deranged

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Cast and characters:
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang as Kai San
Yeung-ming Wan as Yeung
Fui-On Shing as annoyed husband
Wong Tsui-ling
Miu-Ying Chan as Har
Meng Lo as the boss
Edward Corbett
Lori Shannon
Michael Tam
Bobby Yip as Short Ugly Triad

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