2015   Japan I Am a Hero
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Director:Shinsuke Sato
Studio:Avex Pictures
Writer:Kengo Hanazawa, Akiko Nogi
IMDb Rating:7.1 (144 votes)
Awards:3 wins
Genre:Action, Horror
Duration:126 min
Shinsuke Sato  ...  (Director)
Kengo Hanazawa, Akiko Nogi  ...  (Writer)
Yô Ôizumi  ...  Hideo Suzuki
Masami Nagasawa  ...  
Kasumi Arimura  ...  
Nana Katase  ...  Tekko
Yoshinori Okada  ...  Sango
Miho Suzuki  ...  Zombie - Tekko
Hisashi Yoshizawa  ...  Iura
Nima Fakhrara  ...  Composer
Roger Campredon  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Another zombie flick I enjoyed more than Train to Busan. I commend South Korea for making a mainstream family zombie drama with good production values. Only from Korea. It worked for a lot of people. But zombie flicks belong on Tier Two, I think. I Am a Hero's got American jabs and some funny bits, mostly due to the proper protagonist whose life has no good points--Yo Oizumi, from the most excellent Gummô ebian! (2012), has a screaming stupid I get along with. He's good. There are no over-moisturized faces except for Kasumi Arimura who's got the game for it. I wish she would have fought more and participated in the final showdown. The zombies are fine and a few of the kills are gorey funny. I'm a fan of exploding heads. A sliver of dramance is a weak point. You can't slow these things down with too much plot interrupting the story. And Masami Nagasawa, yo.

Summary: One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite severe injuries including a broken neck, the victim's body stands up and walks away. Hideo questions whether this is another one of his hallucinations, but strange events begin happening around him.

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