Zombie comedy One Cut Of The Dead slays at the Japanese box office

One Cut Of The Dead, which opens the Japanese Film Festival on Jan 18, is a comedy about a team struggling to shoot a zombie film in an abandoned building.
One Cut Of The Dead, which opens the Japanese Film Festival on Jan 18, is a comedy about a team struggling to shoot a zombie film in an abandoned building.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

SINGAPORE - Part of what makes hit Japanese zombie comedy One Cut Of The Dead so funny is the number of ridiculous problems that the film-making crew in the story run into while trying to shoot their movie - an actor gets drunk, equipment breaks down and lines are forgotten.

It turns out that in real life, writer-director Shinichiro Ueda had his fair share of issues to tackle.

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