One Cut of the Dead
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