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Release Date:
13 January 2012 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
50 years after the Cuban Revolution, a new Revolution is about to begin. See more »
Plot:
A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Definitely a zombie movie well worth checking out... See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alexis Díaz de Villegas ... Juan
Jorge Molina ... Lazaro
Andros Perugorría ... Vladi
Andrea Duro ... Camila
Jazz Vilá ... La China
Eliecer Ramírez ... El Primo
Blanca Rosa Blanco ... Sara
Susana Pous ... Lucía
Antonio Dechent ... Father Jones
Eslinda Núñez ... Berta
Elsa Camp ... Yiya
Pablo Alexandro González Ramy ... El Niño
Juan Miguel Mas ... Mario
Argelio Sosa ... Rogelio
Marisol Egurrola ... Abuela Amurrada
Diana Rosa Suárez ... Suegra
René de la Cruz Jr. ... El Neni
Sandy Marquetti ... Policía 3 Gabriel
Luis Alberto García ... Padre De Nino
Olga Lidia Alfonso ... Dueña Casa Alquiler
Pablo Baena ... Español Sadomasoquista
Vicente Javier Olmedo ... Turista Español 1
Enrique Gadea ... Turista Español 2
Manuel Herrera ... Comentarista
Mailyn Domínguez ... Pareja De Sara
Ulyk Anello ... Marido De Lucía
Zoraida Rosario ... Vieja De Entrenamiento (as Zoraida Rosario Rodriguez)
Eduardo Armiento ... Zombie Del Camión
Pavel Giroud ... Zombie Fumigador
Carlos Massola ... Zombie Marcha
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bryan Barter ... English Lazaro (voice) (uncredited)

Monique Carmona ... English Sara (voice) (uncredited)

Jodi Fleisher ... English Camila (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alejandro Brugués 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alejandro Brugués 

Produced by
Laura Alvea .... line producer
Claudia Calviño .... executive producer
David González .... supervising producer
Inti Herrera .... executive producer
Gervasio Iglesias .... executive producer
Lara Sastre .... line producer
Alejandro Tovar .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Julio de la Rosa 
 
Cinematography by
Carles Gusi 
 
Film Editing by
Mercedes Cantero 
 
Art Direction by
Derubín Jácome 
 
Costume Design by
Esther Vaquero (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
David Arguelles .... special makeup effects artist
Marco Antonio Hernández .... special makeup effects artist
Cristian Perez Jauregui .... special makeup effects designer
Karina Espinoza Monroy .... special makeup effects artist
Gerardo Munoz Lopez .... special makeup effects artist
Rocío Gutiérrez .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sebastián Barriuso .... assistant unit manager
Rubén García .... assistant unit manager
Eduardo Justiz .... assistant unit manager
Ivett Magariño .... production secretary
Vanessa Portieles .... production manager
Mariana Ramos .... assistant production manager
Nanda Rodríguez .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Alvea .... assistant director
Yassel Iglesias .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Humberto Rosales .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Juan Egoscozábal .... foley recordist
José A. Manovel .... sound mixer (as Jose A. Manovel)
José A. Manovel .... supervising sound editor (as Jose A. Manovel)
María Steinberg .... dialogue editor
Daniel de Zayas .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Javier Argente .... modeler
Juan Pedro Campuzano .... visual effects artist
Luis Ferrón .... post-production coordinator: Cata Studios
Paula Gomez .... digital compositor
Manuel Huertas .... digital compositor
Carlos Ibáñez .... digital compositor
Alexis Menacho .... visual effects artist
Manu Nieto .... visual effects artist
Carlos Rico Freire .... digital artist
Manuel Rico .... visual effects supervisor
Raúl G. Salmerón .... digital compositor
Philippe G. Schibler .... visual effects coordinator
Juan Ventura .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yanelvis González .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Editorial Department
Ismael Gomez III .... assistant editor
Manuel Terceño .... assistant editor
Juan Ventura .... colorist
 
Other crew
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Gerardo José Vega .... set intern
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Juan de los Muertos" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Juan de los Muertos was made with the support of the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficas - Icaic, Canal Sur, Televisión Española and the collaboration of Junta de Andalucía, Ibermedia, Cinergia and Universidad De Guadalajara.See more »
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References Scarface (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Definitely a zombie movie well worth checking out..., 13 June 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Alright, well this is the first Cuban movie I have ever seen, so it being a zombie movie just made it all the more glorious to watch. I had some initial doubts about this movie, but being a zombie movie, I just couldn't let the opportunity pass me by. And now that I have seen it, I must admit that I am more than pleasantly surprised. This movie was really great.

I assume that it would be the Cuban equivalent to "Shaun of the Dead", probably there the name came from as well. This movie combines humor, political satire and zombies in a very nice mixture, and it just worked out nicely.

The story is about Juan (played by Alexis Díaz de Villegas) and his friend Lazaro (played by Jorge Molina) who get on day by day in a not all that glamorous life, when the living dead start to overrun the city, sending the entire island into chaos and destruction. The story was actually quite good, and it was nice to see this approach to the zombie genre.

The characters in the movie were really nice, and they had very distinct and unique characteristics and personalities, which were nicely portrayed on the screen. So aside from being a zombie movie, the director gave the actors great chances to let the characters grow and develop on the screen. The group of survivors was made up of very different people, each with their own unique characteristics, which was really great, because there was something for almost everyone's liking here; heroic leader, funny sidekick, tough woman, muscular man who is scared of blood, über-gay guy, and much more.

"Juan of the Dead" was actually nicely made. There was a very nice sense of authenticity to the movie, as if you were there in Cuban with the people in the movie. And the zombies were actually quite nicely made as well, in regards to make-up and prosthetics. However, what really made this movie work was the humor, and the way it was used. I was thoroughly amused throughout the movie, and I loved the sense of humor that Lazaro had, he was just beyond cool.

There were some nice new ideas introduced in the movie as well, stuff that haven't been seen in zombie movies before. I especially liked the scene with the pickup truck with the harpoon and the tow cable. That was awesome. I will not give away the detail here, just watch it for yourself.

If you like zombie movies, then you definitely do not want to miss out on "Juan of the Dead", because it is indeed great fun, and with "Juan of the Dead" director Alejandro Brugués has put Cuba on the world map of the zombie outbreak. This movie was even far better than so many of the American produced low budget zombie movies out on the market. So "Juan of the Dead" is really a zombie movie to take notice of. Even if you are reluctant to foreign language movies, then you should sit down to watch "Juan of the Dead" if you like zombie movies, trust me!

Two rotten thumbs up for this movie.

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