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Juan of the Dead (2011)

Juan de los muertos (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 13 January 2012 (Spain)
A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Juan
Jorge Molina ...
Lázaro
Andros Perugorría ...
Vladi
Andrea Duro ...
Camila
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La China
Eliecer Ramírez ...
El Primo
Blanca Rosa Blanco ...
Sara
Susana Pous ...
Lucía
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Padre Jones
Eslinda Núñez ...
Berta
Elsa Camp ...
Yiya
Pablo Alexandro González Ramy ...
El Niño
Juan Miguel Mas ...
Mario
Argelio Sosa ...
Rogelio
Marisol Egurrola ...
Abuela Amurrada
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Juan is a slacker trying to reconnect with his daughter, who plans to rejoin her mother in Miami. Lazaro, Juan's friend, is trying to connect with his own son, a persistent womanizer. They begin to notice that locals are "going crazy", killing people and eating their flesh, and the recently deceased are returning to life. The Cuban government and the media claim that the zombies are dissidents revolting against the government. Juan starts a business to profit off of killing the zombies, but the group may soon find their own lives at risk. Written by Anonymous

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50 years after the Cuban Revolution, a new Revolution is about to begin. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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$12,007 (USA) (16 March 2012)

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$18,005 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Trivia

Director Alejandro Brugués has stated that the English-speaking character's unspoken plan was to steal Granma, the yacht Fidel Castro used to sail to Cuba from exile in Mexico, from the Museum of the Revolution in Havana and use it to sail off the island. See more »

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We see Juan fighting zombies on the dock, except that it's animated to look like a graphic novel. See more »

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References Scarface (1932) See more »

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La Bayamesa
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Written by Pedro Felipe Figueredo
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Cuba's zombie apocalypse
24 December 2012 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Zombie movies have become vogue in the past few years, and now there's one from Cuba. Basically, the plot is that a loser and his friends form a Ghostbusters-style business after Havana and presumably the entire island sees itself overrun by the living dead. I understand that "Juan de los Muertos" ("Juan of the Dead" in English) is intended as part horror flick, part metaphor for the economic and political sluggishness that is considered characteristic of modern Cuba. One irony depicted in the movie is that the government claims that the zombies are dissidents, but what Juan and his friends do is a bigger form of dissent: they start a business to tackle the zombie problem.

Otherwise, it's a pretty fun movie. The zombie-busting group is an interesting mixture of people: Juan, his daughter, a muscle man and a flamboyant man, among others. It looks like the sort of movie that they had fun filming, and the special effects were probably fun to create. In conclusion, if there are zombies in your neighborhood, you know who to call!


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