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VARIOLA VERA (R18+) (English subtitles)
After visiting a distant land, a pilgrim returns to Yugoslavia with a sweet-sounding flute, and with it a fatal, highly infectious disease. Nearly comatose, the unfortunate traveller is admitted to Belgrade General Hospital. Word of the plague spreads wildly and the hospital is entirely quarantined as the epidemic starts to rage, tempting individuals as well as society. This film raises the question of borders, containment and the way a government can make life changing decisions with never consulting its citizens.
Director: Goran Markovic
Running time: 110 minutes
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