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‘Contagion’ surfaces on iTunes top movie list in wake of China’s coronavirus flare-up

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Steven Soderberg’s 2011 thriller Contagion has reemerged in the zeitgeist because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China. The film, which matches recent features, recently sprung up on iTunes’ Top Movie List on the application and the main movie site. The title shows up close by recent first-run titles and Oscar nominees including Joker, Ford v. Ferrari, Parasite, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood and Hustlers.

Composed by Scott Z. Burns, Contagion includes an elite player ensemble that incorporates Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Ehle. The story begins with a lady (Paltrow) on a Hong Kong business trip who has a delay in Chicago before getting back to Minneapolis. She seems to discover a cold during her trip, however, when she returns home, her child becomes ill. Her symptoms start to deteriorate and she ends up dead. As the story unfolds, medical specialists and public health authorities attempt to distinguish and contain the disease and social order starts to go on a downward spiral during the pandemic. Fortunately, an antibody is found to make all the difference.

A week ago, China has attempted to contain the coronavirus epidemic, which has guaranteed at least 25 lives and tainted in excess of 800 individuals. It has constrained a great many of the nation’s films to close their doors. All local film releases planned for the exceptionally rewarding Chinese New Year holiday were pulled by distributors. Accordingly, across the board film terminations were accounted for.

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