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Directed by Shin’ichirô Ueda

Japan 2018 113 mins. In Japanese with subtitles

A small crew shooting a zombie film finds themselves under attack from actual undead creatures in Ueda’s innovative—and surprisingly affecting—zombie comedy. What happens after is best experienced from a cinema seat, and we recommend going in with as little foreknowledge as possible. Destined to be a cult classic, One Cut of the Dead is the meta zombie narrative to beat, easily one of the greatest films about a film of the decade. “A low-budget, high-concept work of tongue-in-cheek genius that not only matches the best of its predecessors, but also lovingly articulates why people are drawn to these movies in the first place.” —David Erlich, Indiewire.

Filmography: Rice and Boobs (2011)

Content warning: scenes of intense, graphic violence