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One Cut of the Dead (2017)

Kamera wo tomeruna! (original title)
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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.

Director:

Shin'ichirô Ueda

Writers:

Shin'ichirô Ueda (screenplay), Ryoichi Wada (play)
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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Horror

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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 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,360, 15 September 2019

Gross USA:

$52,406

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,590,180
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ENBU Seminar, Panpokopina See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cost $25,000 to make. Made over $25,000,000. See more »

Goofs

When the assistant is sitting on the floor clutching a severed arm, you can clearly see one of the crew members standing in the background. See more »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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MAMI Review: One Cut of the Dead (7 Stars)
31 October 2018 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

What if you saw a badass film and wanted to see how they shot it exactly? One Cut of the Dead is what you're looking at - a fresh and charming zombie comedy that gets better and better, funnier and funnier with every second. Although there's a brief period of stagnancy in Shin'ichirô Ueda's 100-minute feature film - that has everything from sweet performances to seamless, mouth-watering camera work to laugh-out-loud comedy - you will only remember the good parts of the clever craft. The way the film - the story of a filmmaking crew who camp at an abandoned Japanese Second World War facility to shoot a film on zombies but end up finding real zombies - is structured will make you think about the genius behind the writing for the jokes are multi-disciplinary and beyond creative. Ueda does not only depend on dialogues to create humor but also uses the art of filmmaking itself to make us laugh while also show us how complicated everything is behind a screen. With subtle references to the importance of relationships, One Cut of the Dead excels in almost all departments. It is a film that you watch with your friends in your home theater again and again, year after year. And it is not to be missed. One Cut of the Dead is the reason why we dig zombie comedies so much. TN.

(Watched and reviewed at its India premiere at the 20th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.)


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