Growing up in the wake of World War II, talented German director Wolfgang Petersen developed a passion for all things American and by the age of 11 had decided that making movies (to his mind an essentially American art form) was what he wanted to do with his life. Initially drawn to the films of John Ford for their clear presentation of good and evil (in contrast to the messy Europe of the day), he went on to immerse himself in the directors of the French Nouvelle Vague, especially Francois Truffaut, whom he cites as his most important influence, though he is quick to add “there’s nothing German, or even particularly European about my films.” (Los Angeles Times, July 6, 1993) After beginning as an actor and director in Hamburg theater during the 1960s, he enrolled in film school and shortly after graduating made his directorial debut for German TV with “I Will Kill You, Wolf” (1970). He also helmed six 100 minute TV dramas, all with separate stories and casts, for a series of thrillers… read more
I don't know if it would hold up if I saw it now, but I remember liking it when I was a kid. I've always had a weird fascination with disease and body-horror.
La pelicula resulta entretenida, sin duda. Lo que uno no se explica es la clase de mierda que tienen en el cerebro los distribuidores de la Warner Bros. Se estrenò en 95 intencionalmente mientras cierta regiòn del sudeste africano era devastada por el ebola, mientras que para su lanzamiento en Bluray en Mèxico, decidieron hacerlo aprovechando la noticia de la presencia del virus de la influenza AH1N1 en nuestro pais.
Avec un titre alléchant comme celui-ci et un casting quatre étoiles, on était en droit d’attendre quelque chose d’intéressant de la part de Petersen. Surtout quand il s’agit de mettre du suspense… read review