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Juan of the Dead (2011)

Juan de los muertos (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 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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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 »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Zombie (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Bacalao Con Pan
Written by Dionisio Jésus Valdés Rodríguez Chucho Valdés
(c) copyright 2000 by SEEMSA (Ed. Misa Negra), Alcalá, 70, 28009 Madrid (España)
Courtesy of EGREM
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Cuba's zombie apocalypse
24 December 2012 | by lee_eisenbergSee 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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Country:

Spain | Cuba

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Spanish | English

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba

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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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