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Miss Zombie (2013)

A Japanese family acquires an undead domestic servant whose presence begins to effect their daily lives.

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Shizuko
Ayaka Komatsu ...
Sara
Tateto Serizawa ...
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Tôru Tezuka ...
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Tarô Suruga
Hihio Iwanaga
Riku Ohnishi
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A Japanese family acquires an undead domestic servant whose presence begins to effect their daily lives.

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Without question, this is the best Asian zombie movie I've ever seen.
15 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

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This film by SABU takes place in a reality where zombie infections have many different stages and full-blown zombie transformations take years to complete. Zombies with a low virus count are used as household servants, since they are relatively harmless if fed properly. One such zombie woman is the focus of this story. Spectacularly shot in black-and-white and glacially paced, this is an art-house film that plays with genre expectations. The zombie is used as a protagonist that quickly earns the viewer's sympathy thru a referenced backstory as well as the fact that she is consistently harassed (and worse!) by humans. There's also an interesting family dynamic involving the little boy. The lead actress (Ayaka Komatsu) gives a very good silent performance. This is a sad film that is also disturbing on a psychological level. Scoring is minimal but effective. Impressive stuff.

FYI, SABU is a very talented drama/comedy director who made some very good films early in his career - Postman Blues (1997), Drive (2002), Monday (2000), and Blessing Bell (2002) being the most notable examples - but he has become less reliable over the past decade. So this film was a bit of a surprise. Miss Zombie (2013) is his first horror film and it's arguably the best title in his filmography now.


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