One Cut of the Dead

Japan | 2017 | 97 minutes | Shinichiro Ueda

September 17, 2019

A small crew shooting a zombie film finds themselves under attack from actual undead creatures in Ueda's innovative-and surprisingly affecting-zombie comedy.

What happens after is best experienced from a cinema seat, and we recommend going in with as little foreknowledge as possible. Destined to be a cult classic, One Cut of the Dead is the meta zombie narrative to beat, easily one of the greatest films about a film of the decade.

"A low-budget, high-concept work of tongue-in-cheek genius that not only matches the best of its predecessors, but also lovingly articulates why people are drawn to these movies in the first place."—David Ehrlich, Indiewire

  • Director: Shinichiro Ueda
  • Principal Cast: Takayuki Hamatsu, Mao, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Manabu Hosoi
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 97 minutes
  • Producer: Koji Ichihashi
  • Screenplay: Shin'ichirô Ueda
  • Cinematographers: Takeshi Sone
  • Language: Japanese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes