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Juan of the Dead (Juan de los Muertos)

Juan of the Dead (Juan de los Muertos)
  • 2011
  • Spain/Cuba
  • 92 min
  • Directed by: Alejandro Brugués
  • Cast: Blanca Rosa Blanco, Elsa Camp, Alexis Díaz de Villegas
  • UK release: 4 May 2012

Juan (Diaz de Villegas) is a lazy fisherman who's suddenly confronted with an epidemic of the undead – which he and his mates rapidly turn into a business opportunity. Cuba's first zombie comedy features blood, guts and broad (sometimes homophobic) humour, but there's enough cheerful anarchism and deadpan hilarity to make it worthwhile.

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Juan Of The Dead

4 May 20123 stars

Cuban zombie comedy features cheerful mixture of political comment and splatter

Another zombie film. Really? It sounds like the last thing anyone would want to encourage but Juan Of The Dead overcomes any zombie fatigue with a cheerfully anarchic mixture of splatter and political comment. If that just brought the early films of…

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