It all starts in an abandoned warehouse where a film crew are shooting a zombie film. Before recording a decent scene, real zombies descend on set and wreak bloody chaos! This may sound like the plot of a clichéd zombie film, but One Cut of the Dead is something completely different. Kicking off with a one-take 37 minute opening shot, the film then completely switches direction and turns the zombie genre completely upside down into a delightful, surprisingly touching, side-splittingly hilarious, comedy!
One Cut of the Dead manages to be both a lo-fi, B-movie zombie fest of the best kind, and a charming and heart-warming film about a father and an almost-grown daughter strengthening their slightly frayed relationship. Not only that, it pulls it off remarkably well. Shinichiro Ueda’s debut feature is the perfect antidote to zombie fever.
Udine Far East Film Festival 2018 Official Selection; Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes