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Juan Of The Dead (Juan de los Muertos)

Directed by Alejandro Brugués

Screenplay by Alejandro Brugués

2011, Spain / Cuba

It seems every country nowadays feels the need to produce an epidemic/zombie film, something they can call their own. And so Cuba’s first zombie flick gives a distinct cultural perspective to breathe life into an over-saturated genre by playing with local political and social entanglements of Cuba’s past and present. With a blend of social satire ala George A Romero and the post-modern meta savvy of Edgar Wright, Alejandro Brugués’s Juan Of The Dead takes repeated swipes at almost every aspect of the country including Castro’s revolution to the overall general state of decay of an island starved of resources. Juan De Los Muertos, a Spanish-Cuban co-production features a terrific script that has fun with the nation’s air of democratic paranoia as Cuban authorities try to »

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