We Are Little Zombies

We Are Little Zombies

A FILM BY: Makoto Nagahisa
WRITTEN BY: Makoto Nagahisa
STARRING: Keita Ninomiya, Mondo Okumura, Satoshi Mizuno

When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band-and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami.

In Japanese with English subtitles

“Explosively ingenious and energetic...A hyper-stylized, hyperactive and hyper-fun movie spectacular.” — Variety

“A rainbow-colored scream into the abyss...One of the most exciting premieres at Sundance 2019.” — New York Magazine

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 120 mins
Format: Digital