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the Film “Contagion” from 2011 is about a virus first discovered in Asia, and that ends up taking the lives of several million people.

the Film is directed by Steven Soderbergh, and in the lead roles we find stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law.

Now is the among the most popular films on iTunes in Norway.

Several other films about virus outbreaks makes it strong on streaminglistene, among other things, the movie “Outbreak” with Dustin Hoffman from 1995. In the united STATES it is the third most watched film on Netflix, according to The Guardian.

protective clothing in the movie “Outbreak” with Dustin Hoffman from 1995.

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Heidi Wittrup Depth is psykologspesialist and the manager of the Clinic for krisepsykologi in Bergen. She understands why people now seek out such films.

Usually, we can search each other and the community when there are demanding times. To share and experience together what it is doing to us as people and our relationships to each other. Now we can’t meet each other in the same way in order to experience the community. When is the film a chance.

Psychologist Peder Kjøs agree.

We are seeking information and are looking for something that is recognizable, because we have a need to prepare ourselves mentally for what is coming. Man has, since ancient Greece had a need to see the tragedies unfold, the time on the theatre stage, in order to prepare for life’s trials.

Psychologist Peder Kjøs understand the need to see fiction films about virus outbreaks.

Can increase the fear

Kjøs believe, nevertheless, movies can create more fear, because the action in the movies is often exaggerated.

– It can create more fear if we use the film to immerse themselves in all the worst thing that can happen.

Wittrup-Depth also believe that such movies can contribute to more unrest among some.

Heidi Wittrup Depth is psykologspesialist and the manager of the Clinic for krisepsykologi in Bergen.

Photo: Clinic for krisepsykologi

the Movies can be true, but they are often exaggerated and sensational. If we think that the world looks as it does in the movie, so it can create fear. We do not obtain our knowledge from fiction films.

Wittrup-Depth ask parents to be especially aware of what their children see such movies in these days.

– We don’t need an excessive dramatization now.

a Little surprised

film critic in Filmpolitiet, Birger Vestmo, thinks it is absolutely natural that people seek to fiksjonen as commenting on the contemporary.

– We see the same thing when a famous artist dies, when listening to people suddenly to their music.

But he is somewhat surprised that people see such movies already.

– The most common is that such films are seen after the crisis. After both the financial crisis and the 11. september came more movies, but it was only afterwards. But it is clear, when we already have films like “Contagion” and “Outbreak”, which is so largely describes a virus outbreak in the community, so I understand that people seek something other than headlines.

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