Oscar® winner Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) remakes the Japanese cult hit One Cut of the Dead, a hilarious and blood-soaked horror comedy about a director making a live, single-take, low-budget zombie flick in which the cast and crew, one by one, actually turn into zombies.
The opening night selection of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival was this wacky horror comedy, a remake of Shin’ichirô Ueda’s cult hit One Cut of the Dead. It follows a director (Romain Duris, L’Auberge Espagnole) making a live, single-take, low-budget zombie flick in which the cast and crew, one by one, actually turn into zombies. Oscar® winner Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) milks the film’s hilarious and meta-to-the-max premise for all it’s worth, while also crafting a sly love letter to the art of filmmaking. What’s on screen unfolds in typical cheesy B-movie fashion, while the off-screen hijinks offer a celebration of the unpredictable and collaborative nature of film sets. Featuring a hysterically unhinged turn by Oscar® nominee Berenice Bejo (The Artist) and serving up blood-soaked high farce par excellence, FINAL CUT revels in its affectionate embrace of goofy genre fun.