Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Returned, 2014, Zombie Movie, Manuel Carballo

People are infected with a zombie virus. Everybody knows it. The opposition forces are anti-return. 

The returned must take a regimen of the return protein every 36 hours that holds the virus back, but doesn't cure it. This is why the opposition is obsessed with getting rid of the infected people. Plus, the hospital's medicinal protein cache might be used up soon.
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Kate and Alex have another big problem to face too. The government orders all of the returned to go  to a medical establishment for their own welfare. Supposedly.

Kate is an employee at the hospital where the infected get their injections. She and Jason abscond with the retroviral drug that she hoarded to keep Alex alive and normal.

The film isn't a gore zombie movie, but plays with the idea of people doing something bad to live on or get through, such as, Kate taking medicine for Alex meant for the infected children. The movie may be expressing some sociopolitical concepts relevant to Spain. But the viewer must decide.

The Returned was released in Spain in 2013 as Retornados at Sitges Film Festival on October 18th. Tomorrow on February 14th is the release date in the U.S.A.

Hatem Khraiche wrote the film's story. Manuel Carballo directed it.


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