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Juan of the Dead (2011)

Juan de los muertos (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 13 January 2012 (Spain)
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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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Alejandro Brugués
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Díaz de Villegas ... Juan
Jorge Molina Jorge Molina ... Lázaro
Andros Perugorría Andros Perugorría ... Vladi
Andrea Duro ... Camila
Jazz Vilá ... La China
Eliecer Ramírez Eliecer Ramírez ... El Primo
Blanca Rosa Blanco Blanca Rosa Blanco ... Sara
Susana Pous Susana Pous ... Lucía
Antonio Dechent ... Padre Jones
Eslinda Núñez Eslinda Núñez ... Berta
Elsa Camp Elsa Camp ... Yiya
Pablo Alexandro González Ramy Pablo Alexandro González Ramy ... El Niño
Juan Miguel Mas Juan Miguel Mas ... Mario
Argelio Sosa Argelio Sosa ... Rogelio
Marisol Egurrola Marisol Egurrola ... Abuela Amurrada
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Storyline

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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The film made with the support of the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficas - Icaic, Canal Sur, Televisión Española and with the collaboration of Junta de Andalucía, Ibermedia, Cinergia and Universidad De Guadalajara. See more »

Quotes

Juan: [answering phone] Juan of the dead, we kill your beloved ones, how can I help you?
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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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Jones El Pastor
Written by Sergio Valdes
Performed by Sergio Valdes and Los Fantasmas de Elevense
Courtesy of Sergio Valdes
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Entertaining and laughable Cuban/Spanish co-production about Zombies attacking locals in La Habana
1 May 2015 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

In this terror/comedy picture there is action , tongue-in-cheek , irony , creepy atmosphere as well as gore , guts and blood . 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, a new Revolution is about to begin , then a bunch of slackers take on an army of zombies . Juan (Alexis Díaz de Villegas) is a botcher vagrant as well as womanizer attempting to reconnect with his daughter (Andrea Duro) , who schemes to rejoin her mummy in Miami . Meanwhile , Lazaro (Jorge Molina) , Juan's friend , is wishing to connect with his own son . They start to notice that citizens are "going crazy" , attacking locals and eating their flesh , and the recently deceased are going back to life . Juan tries to take of advantage of terror created by Zombies , as starts a business to profit off of killing the zombies . Juan forms a misfit squad , as they confront several Zombies starving of human meat and may soon find their own lives at risk .

Funny and refreshing Cuban/Spanish picture including lots of blood and gore . It's a fun and amusing Zombie movie filled with action , thrills , chills , humor and Zombie attacks . It results to be an outstanding horror/comedy movie , it's realized in fast moving and neither boring , nor tiring , but entertaining . From start to finish the action pace is nonstop , including a lot of fights , attacks and twisted situations . Spectacular frames when takes place a creepy head decapitating scene , it was not filmed in Revolution Square as filming there was impossible, so, the Square was digitally added after the sequence had been shot . There some brief critiques to Cuban government , as the media claim that the zombies are dissidents revolting against the government . It was submitted a certain censorship , as freedom of expression remains under siege in Cuba despite the reopening of diplomatic relations .

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 . Thrilling and atmospheric soundtrack by Julio De La Rosa , a notorious composer who has composed successes such as ¨Isla Minima¨ , ¨Primos¨ , ¨Grupo 7¨ , ¨Siete Virgenes¨ and ¨Carne De Neon . ¨Appropriate cinematography by Carlos Gusi -¨Torrente¨ , ¨Box 507¨ , ¨El Niño¨, ¨Take my eyes¨ , ¨Sexykiller¨ , ¨Cell 211¨ - who photographs splendidly the colorful exteriors from La Habana . The motion picture was compellingly directed by Alejandro Bruges and it achieved Goya Award to best Iberoamerican film . Alejandro is a writer and director, known for 2011 Fabula , 2006 Personal Belongings , 2005 Frutas en el café, 2005 Bailando Chachacha , 2004 Tres Veces Dos , 2000 Candela and he has been hired by Hollywood where directed The ABCs of Death 2 and is set to direct the third episode of season two of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn : The Series .


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Country:

Spain | Cuba

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,000, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$18,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$324,834
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1.85 : 1
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