Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the dead)

de Alejandro Brugués



As Havana is overflowing with zombies hungry for human flesh, the official media informs the world that all the disorder is being caused by dissidents paid off by the United States. Everyone is seized by panic until Juan comes to the rescue: he discovers he can kill the living dead by destroying their brains, and decides to start up a small business under the slogan ‘we kill your loved ones’. Taking on the living dead, Juan manages to make a little bit of pocket money. Zombie movies travel to a still unconquered setting, Havana, in a horror comedy laced with social criticism that’s as hilarious as it is bloody.


Alejandro Brugués

Buenos Aires, 1976. He studied at the San Antonio de los Baños International Film and TV School. He was the screenwriter for several Cuban films and is a part of the Producciones La 5ta Avenida independent production company. He debuted in feature-length films with Personal Belongings (07).

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: Spanish