Comedy, Opening Film

One Cut of the Dead


Directed by: Shinichiro Ueda
2017 / 96 minutes / Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult


A zombie film gone wrong - in all the right ways

Screened as part of the JFF 2018.

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, sometimes 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

Audience warning: This film contains moderate language, dramatised violence, and lots of fake blood.

Saturday 27th October

Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane

Friday 2nd November

Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

Thursday 15th November

Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

Saturday 24th November

Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

Thursday 22nd November

ACMI, Melbourne

Friday 30th November

ACMI, Melbourne

Screens in: Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

Director: Shinichiro Ueda

Screenplay: Shinichiro Ueda

Producer: Koji Ichihashi

Cast: Takayuki Hamatsu, Harumi Shuhama and Kazuaki Nagaya

Genre: Comedy, Opening Film

Format: DCP colour