Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller disaster film. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Ehle. The plot of Contagion documents the spread of a virus transmitted by fomites, attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to identify and contain the disease, the loss of social order in a pandemic, and finally the introduction of a vaccine to halt its spread. Contagion makes use of a 'hyperlink narrative' style popularized in several of Soderbergh's other films to follow several interacting plot lines. Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns had collaborated on The Informant! (2009). Following the release of that film, the two...'
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