Official US Trailer for Funky Japanese Film 'We Are Little Zombies'

April 23, 2020
Source: YouTube

We Are Little Zombies Trailer

"We're zombies. We're dead. We're dying. But we're alive. I don't know which… So we might as well do what we want." Oscilloscope Labs has debuted an official US trailer for a funky fun Japanese experimental indie drama titled We Are Little Zombies, a very dark comedy rock musical one-of-a-kind film. This first premiered at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals last year, and will be getting a US release later in the year. The film is about four kids whose parents have all died, and they come together to form a rock band. "Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami." Starring Keita Ninomiya, Satoshi Mizuno, Mondo Okumura, and Sena Nakajima as the four main kids. This kind of became an under-the-radar hit on the festival circuit last year, and it's getting a proper release sometime this year - keep an eye out for it soon. All the weirdness in this makes it awesome.

Official US trailer (+ new & old posters) for Makoto Nagahisa's We Are Little Zombies, from YouTube:

We Are Little Zombies Poster

We Are Little Zombies Poster

Check out this special promo coloring book for Nagahisa's We Are Little Zombies, available from OScope:

We Are Little Zombies Poster

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. We Are Little Zombies, also known as Wî â Ritoru Zonbîzu in Japanese, is both written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Makoto Nagahisa, making his feature directorial debut after one short and some music videos previously. This originally premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and also played at the Berlin Film Festival. OScope will release Nagahisa's We Are Little Zombies in select US theaters sometime later in 2020. Stay tuned for updates. Head to the film's official US website for more.

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I feel so sorry for the Japanese ...they seem so...repressed 🙂

kitano0 on Apr 23, 2020


Yes, there's something to it ...

shiboleth on Apr 23, 2020


As some one who is living there, and in my experience talking to the people here, yes, they are. But once they get a few beers in them they are as vocal and raucous as any. Day-to-day, they are sealed up and withdrawn.

DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2020


Well, to be clear, I was just being sardonic (notice the smiley face). I really love Japanese culture, the little I know about it. I consider them "reserved" rather than repressed. That was a fun trailer, I thought.

kitano0 on Apr 23, 2020


Yeah, most people have the same inclination. // Just a few random FYI's 1) Japanese have archaic technology for everyday life, i.e. almost no debit cards, large amount of people still use flip phones; 2) racism against any foreign person is openly accepted and normalized, i.e. shops/companies can say 'no foreigners allowed'; 3) Japanese people hate change and acknowledge it will be the downfall of their country. Bonus 4) Japanese love towels.

DAVIDPD on May 4, 2020


You don't work in tourism, do you? Yes, I am aware that there is a racist/nationalistic streak in their culture, and their conservatism. But unfortunately, that seems to be the current trend in lots of countries. But I do love the aesthetic of the Japanese culture. And I still use a flip-phone. Stay safe.

kitano0 on May 4, 2020


Yeah, it's like that. I do like it here. It's just harder from the inside. And the racism is not a trend here, it is in the culture. People don't bat an eye at it. Going for jobs that explicitly say, "No Foreigner" or going to restaurants that say "For Japan Nationals Only". Not the biggest deal, sure, but it is a kick in the gut every time it happens.

DAVIDPD on May 5, 2020


Japan is a terrible place to an orphan. This movie looks so great.

DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2020


At some point, they'll have to stop and take a breathe. And probably discover that growing up is not an option, but also something that can't be unmade. Other than that, it's an interesting pastiche of things ...

shiboleth on Apr 23, 2020

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