A coincidence due to fate
can be so sinister and fantastic in character
that one is tempted to draw apparently logical,
but actually unfounded, conclusions.
During the course of 5 days
The “Epidemic” manuscript was created and written down
in and around this apartment.
That an actual epidemic
was approaching during those 5 days,
and that its awful outbreak and script completion coincided,
is one of those inexplicable coincidences.
From “Epidemic”, Lars von Trier, 1987.