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The Returned (2013)

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In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.

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Manuel Carballo

Writers:

Hatem Khraiche (story), Hatem Khraiche
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Hampshire ... Kate
Kris Holden-Ried ... Alex Green
Shawn Doyle ... Jacob
Claudia Bassols ... Amber
Melina Matthews ... Eve
Barry Flatman ... Dave
Olunike Adeliyi ... Return Unit Nurse (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
Steven Gallagher Steven Gallagher ... Security Guard
Josh Pattynama Josh Pattynama ... Infected Boy
David Tompa ... Father
Megan Fahlenbock ... Mother
Bruno Verdoni ... Investigating Officer
Rhea Akler Rhea Akler ... Kate's Mother
Leo Petrus Leo Petrus ... Man in Conference Room
Paul Anthony ... Government Spokesperson
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In a world where a deadly zombie virus has infected mankind, a single cure has been found. The cure, a treatment called the "Return Protein" which stays the effects of the virus in its host. With injections every 36 hours, the "Returned" are able to live as though they were never bit, despite the virus still coursing through their veins. When it is discovered that the protein stock is running low, chaos hits the streets. Returned who run out of the protein turn to zombies and wreak havoc, protesters turn to murderers as they try to rid the streets of the returned, and right in the middle of it all are Alex and Kate. Kate a leading doctor in the field of zombie virus' and Alex a musician with a dark secret, he is a Returned. As death and fear run rampant, Alex's secret becomes known and his dosage runs low, he and Kate must fight for a chance to live before he becomes a zombie. Written by Uncork'd Entertainment

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Spain | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Retornados See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€95,997 (Spain), 15 November 2013, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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(at around 49 mins) When they all pull up to their friends place, and the camera switches to a 45 degree overhead shot, on the right side of the screen around half way up you can see a foot disappear then a lower half of someones leg appear in the garden. See more »

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Features White Zombie (1932) See more »

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Root Cellar Blues
Composers Dan Robinson & Ben Cutarelli
Publishing S.I. Publishing & Sounds Incredible Publishing (SOCAN)
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Not your typical zombie movie
19 February 2014 | by smetaxasSee all my reviews

This movie has some bloody scenes but it is not the focus of the movie. The few zombie scenes that are shown are not for shock value but to make the viewer understand the emotional turmoil the characters are facing. Some of the flash back shots could have been left out since they took away from the moment rather than adding to the heightening how you felt. The story that the movie tells is one of interactions between people, how we love defines what we are. The film asks the question, when do we lose our humanity and start to give in to our baser instincts? Kris Holden-Ried and Emily Hampshire make you care for their characters and their struggle. Shawn Doyle and Claudia Bassols play their roles well and have you asking yourself, What would I do? David Tompa has a very small role in the film as the father of a young returned, he does a great job making you feel his characters pain. You may be disappointed if all you are looking for blood. guts and gore; but if you are looking for a well made movie about human struggles then this is the film for you!


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