Kamera wo tomeruna! (original title) / 2017 / comedy, horror / 1 hr 45 min / directed by Shin’ichirô Ueda / country: Japan / language: Japanese / subtitles: English
Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.
“The mood is oddly goofy, though, and the cut-free gambit is a lot less grim than in Sam Mendes’s “1917,” which aims for the same breathless effect on a much larger scale and in a much somber way.” -Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times
“Last year, the Japanese zombie-comedy “One Cut of the Dead” was a word-of-mouth smash on both the international film festival circuit and in its native country. The micro-budget movie’s multivalent success wouldn’t be so remarkable if the movie’s fans weren’t so good at keeping its twists a secret. For months now—almost two years, if you count the 2017 Tokyo premiere—horror movie buffs have kept this cult oddity’s nesting doll narrative under wraps… you should probably see this one knowing as little about it as possible.” -Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com