Ebola Syndrome (1996)

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9/10 - So wrong it's... wonderful!
Reviewed by Simon on 2005-10-09

Anthony Wong and Herman Yau reunite for a spiritual sequel to their notorious film THE UNTOLD STORY. EBOLA SYNDROME manages to be even more offensive, more perverted and more disgusting than its predecessor - and much funnier! How can you make a character more vile than somebody that murders a family and serves them as food in a restaurant? Have him do basically the same thing, but whilst carrying and spreading the Ebola Virus! EBOLA SYNDROME is the film that proves that whilst 2 wrongs don't make a right, 2000 wrongs just might :D

Wong gives another fantastic performance as Kai - a character that rapes, murders and spits his way across 2 continents and yet still manages to be a little bit likeable! Wong gives him a sort of pathetic innocence that makes the viewer feel quite sorry for him, despite the carnage he causes. Despite doing practically everything "evil" mankind has conceived, he remains so convinced that he's done nothing wrong that he never seems like an "evil" man himself. He can't escape the labels "vile", "disgusting" and even "loathsome" though :p

EBOLA SYNDROME is much like Kai in this respect - everything offensive that can be commited to film is here, but because it's all done with gleeful humour then you can't really take offense at it. Well, I'm sure lots of people could and would - but if you've got a suitably open mind and dark sense of humour then you should be able to appreciate it in the spirit in which it was intended!

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