City of SARS (2003)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - May 31, 2003 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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Take a look at the lighter side of a deadly epidemic as the daily routines of three everyday Hong Kong denizens are forever affected by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in director Cheng Wai Man's topical comedy. In the first tale, entitled "Frontline," a frightened doctor who refuses to treat SARS patients for fears of catching the disease finds the tables suddenly turned when he himself is diagnosed with SARS. In "Victims," a young woman quarantined in her apartment building for ten days during a SARS outbreak finds that her neighbor has a most unusual surprise in store for her. The final tale, entitled "Affected," concerns a prosperous businessman who, after discovering that his latest venture has been tainted by the deadly disease, attempts to acquire it himself so that he may die and escape his mounting debt.