The Watching Hour: Juan of the Dead
Juan de los Muertos
Spain, 2011, 100 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Cuba
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Horror
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles
MUST END Thursday, May 24th!
35mm presentation - Juan is 40 years old, most of which he spent in Cuba doing absolutely nothing. It’s his way of life, and he’s prepared to defend it at any cost, along with his pal Lázaro, as lazy as Juan but twice as dumb. Juan’s only emotional tie is his daughter, Camila, a beautiful young girl that doesn’t want anything to do with her father because the only thing he’s good at is getting into trouble.
Suddenly some strange things start to happen, people are turning violent attacking one to the other. Juan was first convinced it’s just another stage of the Revolution. Official media refer to the attacks as isolated incidents provoked by Cuban dissidents paid by the US government. Little by little Juan and his friends start to realize that the attackers are not normal human beings and that killing them is quite a difficult task. They’re not vampires, they’re not possessed, but they’re definitely not dissidents; a simple bite turns the victim into other violent killing machine and the only way to beat them is destroying their brains.
Juan decides that the best way of facing the situation is making some money out of it…
DIRECTOR: Alejandro Brugués
Principal Cast: Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina and Andrea Duro
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