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The Dead (2010)

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An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.

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Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford (co-director) (as Jon Ford)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Freeman ... Lieutenant Brian Murphy
Prince David Oseia ... Sergeant Daniel Dembele (as Prince David Osei)
David Dontoh David Dontoh ... The Chief
Ben Crowe Ben Crowe ... Dan Ryder - Mercenary Leader
Glenn Salvage ... Suicide Mercenary
Dan Morgan Dan Morgan ... James
Julia Scott-Russell Julia Scott-Russell ... James' Fiancé
Laura Jane Stephens ... Drowning Woman
John Dunton-Downer John Dunton-Downer ... Lieutenant Frank Greaves
Nelson E. Ward ... Captain Edward Roy Cottridge Parker
Mark Chapman Mark Chapman ... Co-Pilot Collins
Anne Davaud Anne Davaud ... Doctor
Gaal Hama Gaal Hama ... Daniel's Son
Leala Tall Leala Tall ... Daniel's Wife
Tolu Ajayi Tolu Ajayi ... Major Mayhem
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Storyline

Lieutenant Brian Murphy, is the sole survivor of the final plane out of Africa, which crashes somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The night before, a zombie horde attacked many villages in that area. Brian gathers supplies from the plane crash and travels by foot until he finds and fixes a broken-down truck in a village. When driving, the truck gets stuck in a pothole as zombies get closer. Daniel Dembele, a local African soldier gone AWOL in search of his son, rescues Brian from certain death. Daniel's wife had been killed in a zombie attack the previous night and a local military unit, heading north to a military base, had rescued his son. Daniel agrees to lead Brian to the nearest airport, a day's drive away, in exchange for his truck upon arrival for Daniel to use to find his son. At the airport, Brian attempts radioing for help using the air traffic tower's radio, but he receives no response. Daniel gets fuel for the truck and the two agree it would be best to stick together ... Written by Jess Robertson

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The feeding begins.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody zombie violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le survivant See more »

Filming Locations:

Burkina Faso See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,891
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes in the plane that crashes were shot in England. See more »

Goofs

The IMDB.com synopsis claims that the American is in the "Air Force", but in a family flashback, he is wearing a Naval Officers white Dress Uniform. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Daniel Dembele: Your white soldiers come to fight us and your white doctors come to help us... I don't understand you white people
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Sergeant Daniel Dembele: The symbol... it means home!
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Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

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One of the best in the genre
3 November 2011 | by derekpriorSee all my reviews

The Dead is a stunningly shot zombie movie with some notable differences. The most obvious is the African setting, but that's not all. The zombies themselves are haunting and macabre: many were played by locals, some of whom were amputees. They seldom make any noise but are present throughout almost all of the film, often seen in the distance wandering in somnambulistic trances without any of the over-acting that's usually associated with these films. They are understated, and scarily so. However, once they get close they are as gruesome as anything in a Romero film.

At times the feel of the film reminded me of Zombie Flesh-Eaters. Some of that was down to the edits - none of that "blink and you'll miss it" MTV generation editing here. This had the epic feel of late 60s and early 70s movies (think the original "Planet of the Apes"). The vastness of Africa was captured wonderfully, and this only added to the typical zombie existentialist theme of there being no exit: no one ever gets out alive (or do they?)

Rob Freeman does a great job in the central role and there were some terrific supporting actors. The only slight gripe I had with this film was the dialogue. Mercifully there wasn't much of it, but such lines as we got to hear were rather stilted. The characters were used more as "talking heads" to explain things to the audience, and were always weakest when speaking.

It's hard to believe this was shot on a low budget. The directors have done a great job generating remorseless tension (another slight issue is that there is no lightness in the film - it piles tension upon tension and never lets go; it's not an easy ride). The cinematography is first rate and the soundtrack is haunting, evocative, and never obtrusive.

As a zombie movie, this is right up there with the 2005 Dawn of the Dead and the excellent Quarantine. One of the best zombie films I've seen, and (dialogue aside) up there with the TV series, The Walking Dead.


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