Juan of the Dead!

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In the film, an entire city is overrun by zombies while Cuba’s Communist leaders insist it is just a plot by US-backed dissidents to bring down the government.
So it is left to hero Juan – played by Cuban actor Alexis Diaz de Villegas – to rid the island of the undead for money.
But as the zombie outbreak begins to spread, he is left with no choice but to fight for his own survival.

Juan of the Dead is Cuba’s first attempt at the zombie genre and isn’t just a simple horror-comedy. No, according to Director Alejandro Brugues – it’s very much a social commentary too (a bit of a trend with zombie films). Juan of the Dead takes place 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, where the island is overrun by zombies the government swears were sent by the United States. Social commentary aside, it’s then up to one man to attempt to solve the problem.

But as the zombie outbreak begins to spread, he is left with no choice but to fight for his own survival.

Cuba has been in a state of turmoil for years, so what’s a little apocalypse on top of it?


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