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Kamera o tomeru na! (2017)

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Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

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Shin'ichirô Ueda

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Shin'ichirô Ueda (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takayuki Hamatsu Takayuki Hamatsu ... Director Higurashi
Yuzuki Akiyama Yuzuki Akiyama ... Chinatsu
Harumi Shuhama Harumi Shuhama ... Nao
Kazuaki Nagaya Kazuaki Nagaya ... Ko
Hiroshi Ichihara Hiroshi Ichihara ... Kasahara
Mao Mao ... Mao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sakina Asamori Sakina Asamori ... (as Sakina Iwaji)
Takuya Fujimura Takuya Fujimura
Ayana Gôda Ayana Gôda
Manabu Hosoi Manabu Hosoi
Satoshi Iwagô Satoshi Iwagô
Kyôko Takahashi Kyôko Takahashi
Yoshiko Takehara Yoshiko Takehara
Tomokazu Yamaguchi Tomokazu Yamaguchi
Shuntarô Yamazaki Shuntarô Yamazaki
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A low-budget film about zombies soon features the best cast money could not buy, but the problem is that the new actors are not exactly getting along with the crew. Everyone involved is soon receiving a lesson in the merits of perseverance, the preciousness of family bonds and of course the dangers of the living dead. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 June 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

One Cut of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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ENBU Seminar, Panpokopina See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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The first 37 minutes was actually shot in one take. It took 2 days and 6 takes for the crews to get the perfect one. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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An Infectious Ride You Cannot Afford To Miss
5 January 2019 | by CinemaClownSee all my reviews

Breathing an air of freshness into its ever deteriorating subgenre, One Cut of the Dead is a work of pure exhilarating madness that's honest, heartfelt & hysterical in both its approach & execution, and expertly illustrates the art of filmmaking & unexpected perks of on-the-spot improvisation with its self-reflexive narrative.

The story follows a filmmaking crew that finds themselves in the middle of a real zombie apocalypse while shooting a low-budget zombie horror in an abandoned facility. The only one delighted by this actual life-n-death scenario is the director who insists & makes sure that they keep the camera rolling at all times no matter what happens.

Written & directed by Shin'ichirô Ueda, the film opens with a 40-mins long single take that comes packed with hilarious surprises but Ueda also makes sure there's enough fuel left in the tank for the remainder of the journey & keeps us invested until the very end. It's a rollicking ride from the get go but the pay off is wholly & definitely satisfying.

Despite the low-budget & an inexperienced cast, there is neither any shortage of inventiveness nor any lack of commitment from the actors. While the middle act isn't as wild & rambunctious as the one preceding it, it nonetheless helps pave an excellent groundwork for what follows. Everyone embraces their roles and seems to be having fun playing them.

On an overall scale, One Cut of the Dead is an endlessly fun & wildly entertaining horror comedy that's crafted with affection, executed with passion & presented in high-spirited fashion to finish as one of the breeziest & funniest films of the year. A labour of love that takes its premise and simply runs with it, Shin'ichirô Ueda's breakthrough feature is one infectious ride you can't afford to miss.


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