One Cut of The Dead
A mediocre film director, his eccentric family and an oddball cast are the perfect ingredients for an adrenaline-raging, axe-wielding zombie movie.
Singapore PremiereJapan / 2017 / 96 MIN / Japanese / NC16: Some Coarse Language
Higurashi, a timid Japanese movie director, is tasked with directing a one-take zombie film for live broadcast. With an offbeat and problematic cast questioning his vision, and network executives breathing down his neck, Higurashi is forced to bring his A-game into the project. On the day of the shoot, more complications arise, throwing everything and everyone even more off balance.
Persevere through the first 37 minutes of One Cut of the Dead, the absurdity of which will ultimately become significant. Seamlessly weaving together multiple genres, director Ueda Shinichiro presents an ode to filmmaking that simultaneously satirises the film and television industry. That balance is maintained even throughout the credits.
Cast & Credits
Shinichiro Ueda, born in 1984, formed the production company Panpokopina at the age of 25. One Cut of The Dead (2017) is his first feature; his second, Tamae no su pa harawata, premiered in Japan in 2018.
Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Mao, Takayuki Hamatsu
*Official Selection, Fantasia Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Karlovy Vary International 2018
*Official Selection, New York Asian Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Udine Far East Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Batsu Film Festival 2018
*Melies EFFFF Award, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2018
*Audience Award, Yubari Fantastic Festival 2018
*Silver Mulberry Audience Award, Udine Far East Film Festival 2018