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One Cut of the Dead (2017)One Cut of the Dead (2017)

One Cut of the Dead (2017)

A one-of-a-kind Japanese zombie comedy that takes the genre to another dimension

Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.8

movie

Japan

Japanese

Action-packed, Challenging, Grown-up Comedy

2017

Shin'ichirō Ueda

Ayana Goda, Donguri, Harumi Shuhama

96 min

Synopsis

"Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low-budget zombie movie in an abandoned Japanese World War II facility, when they are attacked by real zombies." Or, that's what it says on the tin, but this is the story of how it really happened...

Our Take

7.8
Sonia Botsarova

Another indie zombie movie? Far from it. One Cut of the Dead, written and directed by Shin’ichirô Ueda, became a global sensation following its small theatrical run in Japan for its creative and original screenplay. A hack director and film crew are shooting a low-budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility when they are attacked by real zombies. That’s all you need to know about the plot, as the film is full of surprises that will catch you off guard. Wondering how an independent film with a budget of just $25,000 was able to gross over $30 million worldwide? The answer lies in the film itself. 

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