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We Are Little Zombies (2019)

Wî â Ritoru Zonbîzu (original title)
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Releases July 10, 2020
Four Japanese orphans form a rock band.

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Makoto Nagahisa

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Makoto Nagahisa
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Credited cast:
Keita Ninomiya Keita Ninomiya ... Hikari
Mondo Okumura Mondo Okumura ... Takemura
Satoshi Mizuno Satoshi Mizuno ... Ishi
Sena Nakajima Sena Nakajima ... Ikuko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masaaki Akahori Masaaki Akahori
Chai Chai
Eriko Hatsune
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu
Nobue Iketani Nobue Iketani
Akito Inui Akito Inui
Seikô Itô Seikô Itô
Kappy Kappy
Naruyoshi Kikuchi Naruyoshi Kikuchi
Rinko Kikuchi
Shin'ya Kiyozuka Shin'ya Kiyozuka
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There is a bond formed when four orphans meet at a crematorium where their parents are being turned to ash and the respective funerals are being held. Soon they decide to turn their anger, grief or loss into expression by forming a band. The group soon has fans, reviews, criticism and a social media reputation. However, seeing that they are left alone in life they push to forge their own path and not be followers. Written by aghaemi

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Masatoshi Nagase and Yûki Kudô who both made their debuts in the Jim Jarmusch film, Mystery Train (1989) reunite in this film. See more »

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I give it a 7 mostly for its originality.
3 November 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"We Are Little Zombies" is one of the stranger Japanese films I have seen--and that's saying a lot because I have seem many bizarro movies from this country! Overall, while I did NOT love the film, I saw enough unusual content that I think it's worth seeing IF you have a high tolerance for the strange.

The film begins with a very funny but odd set of funerals. Instead of being sad, four orphans are pretty much ambivalent about the deaths of their families and the kids become friends. But they have no desire to go to live with relatives or strangers, so the four move to a junk heap to live. Soon they create a weird pop band and they strike gold with the song "We Are Little Zombies". The song is like a brain worm....despite not being a great song, it stays stuck in your head! But the quartet's fame is brief....and strange.

I give this one 10 for originality and a 4 for editing and pacing. The film IS overlong and it seems as if the director/writer had no idea when to end it or how. But as long as you don't mind, it's worth your time.


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