28 Days Later 2002

N28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Danny Boyle. With a screenplay written by Alex Garland, the film stars Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Brendan Gleeson and Christopher Eccleston.

Set in Great Britain, just after the turn of the 21st century, the story depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus and focuses upon the struggle of four survivors to cope with the ruination of the life they once knew. A critical and commercial success, the film is widely recognised for images of a deserted London, and was shot almost entirely on digital video. The film spawned the 2007 sequel, 28 Weeks Later, as well as the graphic novel 28 Days Later: The Aftermath.

Plot: Late one night, British animal rights activists break into the Cambridge Primate Research Facility to free chimpanzees being used for medical research. The local scientist warns the activists that the chimps are infected with what he just calls “rage,” but the activists disregard him and set one chimp free. It immediately attacks and infects the activists and scientist. 28 days later, a bicycle courier named Jim (Cillian Murphy) awakens from a coma naked in a deserted hospital. As he leaves the hospital, he discovers London is completely deserted and rife with signs of catastrophe. Jim is soon discovered by the “infected” and chased through the streets before being rescued by two survivors, Selena (Naomie Harris) and Mark (Noah Huntley), who rush him to their hideout in the London Underground. They reveal that during Jim’s coma from a car accident, the country began to experience mass rioting, mainly in small villages and market towns, which then began to occur in larger towns and eventually the cities. They also reveal the rioting was caused by an infection, which causes a person to become mindless and kill and maim every living thing around them. The government reacted too late to evacuate the cities and by that point it was a matter of just fighting for survival. They tell Jim he’s the first person they have seen without infection for 6 days, meaning the infection spread extremely quickly during those 28 days.
* 1. Best Horror Film (US Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films -Saturn Award)
* 2. Best Breakthrough Performance Naomie Harris (Black Reel)
* 3. Best British Film (Empire Award)
* 4. Best Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle (European Film Award)
* 5. Danny Boyle (Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver)
* 6. Best Director Danny Boyle (International Fantasy Film Award)
* 7. Best International Film Danny Boyle (Narcisse Award)

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