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We Are Little Zombies (2020)

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Critic Consensus: We Are Little Zombies mixes the playful and the profane with a stylish and visually inventive look at death, abandonment, and the grieving process.

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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.

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We Are Little Zombies' exploration of the mechanics of mourning, particularly the uneasy disjunct between inner and outer emotions, is layered and sincere.

July 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whatever demented game its characters are playing, Nagahisa's live-action Twitch-fest is delightful for how it lets us watch along.

July 10, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A relentless, but emotionally well-balanced character study.

July 10, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Smart, noisy and flashily assured, "We Are Little Zombies" is entirely, gleefully its own thing.

July 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Explosively ingenious and energetic...

June 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Exuberance and visual inventiveness seem to come to Nagahisa as naturally as breathing.

February 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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