One Cut of the Dead (カメラを止めるな!)




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A zombie film gone wrong - in all the right ways

Screens in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne. Opening night film in Sydney and Melbourne.

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


Year: 2017

Length: 96

Format: DCP colour

Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult

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

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Genre: Comedy

This film is a Staff Recommendation!




Date Time Location City Special Events
27/10/2018 18:30 Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre [Book now]Popular brisbane
02/11/2018 20:30 Event Cinemas Innaloo [Book now]Popular perth
15/11/2018 19:15 Event Cinemas George Street [Book now]Popular sydney
24/11/2018 18:30 Event Cinemas George Street [Book now]Selling fast sydney
22/11/2018 19:00 ACMI [Book now]Selling fast melbourne
30/11/2018 20:40 ACMI [Book now]Popular melbourne



Cast & Crew

Shinichiro Ueda/
Shinichiro Ueda/
Koji Ichihashi/
Takayuki Hamatsu/
Harumi Shuhama/
Kazuaki Nagaya/