Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving pandemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
Steven Soderbergh (*1963) won the Golden Palm in Cannes with his first feature Sex, Lies and Video followed by hits like Erin Brockovich (2000) or Ocean's Eleven (2001). Traffic (2000) won him an Oscar as Best Director.
USA, United Ar Emirates
Scott Z. Burns
Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Armin Rohde
Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Gregory Jacobs
Warner Bros. Pictures Germany, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH