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Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza (2009)

81min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This real-time sequel begins the moment its predecessor ends, as a four-man Spanish SWAT team escorts a doctor into the quarantined Barcelona apartment block to procure a sample of the deadly virus that's turning everyone into rabid zombies. A shoulder-cam provides shaky subjective visuals as co-writer/directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza shift the documentary-like scenario into weirder territory for variations on omnipresent dread that are spring-loaded with sudden jolts. While it's more of the same to some degree, it can't be classed a lazy sequel owing to the directors' firm grasp of their material and some major surprises that lurk in the final act. Failure to connect with new characters, including another late-arriving group, limits the effectiveness of the film, yet the structural ingenuity and supernatural links save the day.

Summary

A doctor leads an armed police team into a quarantined building in search of a cure for a deadly virus that turns people into bloodthirsty zombies. However, the doctor knows more than he is letting on about the cause of the infection, while a group of civilians is also in the building on a rescue mission. Horror sequel, starring Jonathan Mellor, Oscar Sanchez Zafra and Manuela Velasco. In Spanish.

Cast & Crew

Angela Vidal Manuela Velasco
Rosso Pablo Rosso
Manu Ferran Terraza
Larra Ariel Casas
Alex David Vert
Peaton Raul Moya Juarez
Colombian girl Ana Isabel Velasquez
Martos Alejandro Casaseca
Boss Oscar Sánchez Zafra
Director Jaume Balagueró
Director Paco Plaza
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Other Information

Language: Spanish +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: E1 Entertainment Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 28 May 2010

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