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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Díaz de Villegas ... Juan
Jorge Molina Jorge Molina ... Lázaro
Andros Perugorría Andros Perugorría ... Vladi
Andrea Duro 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 »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | Cuba

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Juan of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,007, 18 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,005, 18 March 2012
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Midnight Movie Review: The Night of Terror 2012 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Bajando Malecon
Written by Sergio Valdes
Performed by Sergio Valdes and Los Fantasmas de Elevense
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a great Cuban zombie romp
17 June 2012 | by jpdhadfieldSee all my reviews

i found this film by chance on cable, what a gem, as you probably know it is based in Havana, which makes for an added interest,similar in basic story line to 'shaun of the dead', but that's where the similarities end, except for the humour, which was very refreshing. the main character is very likable as is his sidekick. their cosy lifestyle is interrupted by zombies.I like how they don't explain where they have come from, they are just there, with typical govt reports on the television news, that anybody could imagine any govt in any country putting out. some other reviewers have mentioned the decaying state of where the main characters live, as being a sign of how Cuba is under the communist state, but there are very similar slums in America. I would recommend this film to anybody who likes zombie films.


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