Director: Michael Hazanavicius. With: Romain Duris, Berenice Bejo, Finnegan Oldfield, Gregory Gadebois. France 2022. 111 mins.
In 2017, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD caused a FrightFest cult sensation. Now, after opening the Cannes Film Festival, the critically acclaimed French remake by Michael Hazanavicius, director of the Oscar-winning THE ARTIST, takes us back to its inception and shows all the gory tricks of the Z-movie trade needed to get it on screen in the first place. It’s the silly, excessive and cheery meta-zombie movie of the year that’s a feel-good over-the-top riot.