Hit zombie comedy One Cut Of The Dead had real-life problems on set

One Cut Of The Dead, a comedy about a crew struggling to shoot a zombie film, had its own troubles while being filmed, such as “blood” splashing onto the camera.
One Cut Of The Dead, a comedy about a crew struggling to shoot a zombie film, had its own troubles while being filmed, such as “blood” splashing onto the camera. PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

Part of what makes hit Japanese zombie comedy One Cut Of The Dead (2017) so funny is the number of ridiculous problems that the film-making crew in the story runs into while trying to shoot a 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline 'Hit zombie comedy had real-life problems on set'. Print Edition | Subscribe