One Cut of the Dead (2018) - Third Window Film Club

A runaway hit in Japan and at festivals around the world, Shin'ichirô Ueda’s feature debut is a bright and breezy, laugh-out-loud zombie comedy that's more than just another zombie comedy - it's a film about never giving up, a father-daughter story and a film that will keep you guessing right up until the credits roll. In an abandoned water filtration plant allegedly used for human experiments by the military, a film crew is shooting a zombie horror film. But just as the director whips his actors into shape and calls for more fake blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts. Shot with a cast of relative unknowns, an inventively disguised micro budget, a virtuoso, 37-minute opening single take and packed with meta movie references as satirical as they are affectionate, this high energy takedown of the Living Dead genre turns the zombie genre inside out and will restore your faith in comedy, zombies and independent cinema. 

“Terrific... Shinichiro Ueda’s marvelously inventive horror-comedy breathes new life into the zombie genre...” – Variety

"A work of pop cinema genius, with a Chinese box of a story whose surprises feel more inspired than contrived... a zombie flick that brings indie filmmaking back to life" - Japan Times

“Not only the best zombie comedy in years, but it’s also the best movie about indie film-making in decades” - Film School Rejects

“The best zombie comedy since Shaun of the Dead" - Indiewire

“I’ve never seen anything quite like One Cut of the Dead. A sublime, almost religious, experience that reminds me why I love movies” – Screen Anarchy

Director: Shinichiro Ueda | Cast: Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Mao, Takayuki Hamatsu | Japan | 96 mins | 2018

Deptford Cinema, Lewisham on Wednesday 23 January 2019
Doors Open at 5:00PM
Starts at 5:30PM
Ticket Price: 4.50 - 6.00*
*booking fee applies