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Juan of the Dead

Saturday 17th March, 2012

| 21:45

Cuban zombie movie.

“Juan of the Dead, we kill your beloved ones, how may I help you?” Juan and his mate Lazaro spend most of their time fishing and drinking, but this slacker idyll is interrupted when a horde of zombies take over their Havana neighbourhood. Dismissed by the authorities as a Yankee plot, it quickly becomes clear that the threat is internal and our heroes find a new sense of purpose in wasting the undead. Similarities to certain British zombie comedies may not be coincidental, but Juan of the Dead has its own gung-ho spirit and represents a real change of gear for Cuban cinema.

Dir: Alejandro Brugués