“Lau og Laudrup” (2017) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Seen at the first Draken zombie film festival.

Subject

A pair of Bosnian refugees to Denmark, who have both named themselves after local footballer Michael Laudrup, prove resilient in the zombie apocalypse.

Commentary

The filmmakers clearly did not have the budget, or perhaps not the talent, to deliver anything convincing. The only interesting point is the novel way the zombies scratch themselves; apparently it feels itchy to be dead. Bringing more refugees and xenophobia into zombie cinema is a good idea, but here the fact that the boys are refugees seems relevant only in the light of Vietnam-era PTSD research, as psychologist Claes Tovetjärn mentioned at the festival: soldiers from the Bronx, who were somewhat accustomed to chaos, reacted better to the war.

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