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Le lac des morts vivants
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Zombie Lake -- In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back. In HD.

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13 May 1981 (France) See more »
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God help us if they rise again! See more »
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In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Extremely enjoyable when you´re in a drunk condition! See more (86 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Howard Vernon ... The Mayor
Pierre-Marie Escourrou ... German Soldier (as Pierre Escourrou)
Anouchka ... Helena

Antonio Mayans ... Morane (as Robert Foster)
Lynn Monteil ... Helena's Mother (as Nadine Pascale)
Youri Radionow ... Chanac (as Youri Rad)
Bertrand Altmann (as Burt Altman)
Gilda Arancio ... Blonde Girl Swimmer
Marcia Sharif ... Katya
Yvonne Dany (as Yvonne Dani)
Jean Rene Bleu (as Jean-René Bleu)
Jean Rollin ... Stiltz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmond Besnard ... Promizoulin (uncredited)
René Douglas ... (uncredited)
Julián Esteban ... (uncredited)
Alain Petit ... (uncredited)
Jean Roville ... (uncredited)
Claude Sendron ... (uncredited)
Pascale Vital ... First Girl at the Lake (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Rollin  (as J.A. Laser)
Julian de Laserna (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julián Esteban  story (as Julius Valery)
Jesús Franco  (as A.L. Mariaux)

Produced by
Daniel Lesoeur .... associate producer
Marius Lesoeur .... producer
Sean Warner .... co-producer
Daniel White .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Max Monteillet 
 
Film Editing by
Claude Gros 
María Luisa Soriano 
 
Makeup Department
Christiane Sauvage .... makeup artist
 
Special Effects by
Michael Nizza .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri-Jean Alliet .... underwater photographer
 
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Ilona Kunesova .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Le lac des morts vivants" - France (original title)
"Zombies Lake" - Europe (English title)
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Runtime:
90 min | Germany:71 min | Spain:88 min | Argentina:89 min | UK:83 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:12 | Germany:16 (heavily cut) (1990s) | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:Not Rated (uncut) (1980s)
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Jean Rollin felt so embarrassed by this film he wouldn't admit for years he directed it under the name J.A. Lazer.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: It's very obvious that all the "underwater" shots of the lake were shot in a swimming pool: during the first murder of the girl after the opening credits, you can even see an exit sign through the water. Near the end of the movie, as the Zombie are rising to the top, we can clearly see a bare pool wall.See more »
Quotes:
Morane:So, you think that ghosts killed them?
The Mayor:Yes, that is what I think.
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Extremely enjoyable when you´re in a drunk condition!, 17 February 2002
Author: Le Froque

Jean Rollin´s ("The Living Dead Girl") "Zombie Lake" is a giant laughfest, however a very entertaining one! The story (Yeah, what story?!?) is about a squad of German Gestapo soldiers who were killed by a bunch of French partisans and afterwards sank in a lake. Twelve years later they rise as living dead and take merciless revenge... As I said, a very cheesy flick, because the quality of this film is on not higher than amateurish level: the zombie´s faces were painted with green color, the acting is a joke, the camera is permanently wobbling and the location also could be the dump where I´m living in! The main attraction is when a bus of young chicks arrives at the lake, the girls take off their clothes, rush into the water and then get munched by the dead one by one! Absolutely hilarious!! You don´t have to wonder when you´ll notice that the script was written by sleaze master Jess Franco..! However, the liked the underwater shots and the WW2-flashback was well-executed, too! Finally another great party movie, extremely enjoyable when you´re drunk, and an absolute icon of bad taste!!!

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