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Summer Among the Zombies

Ijintachi tono natsu

Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
Japan, 1988
Drama

Synopsis

Harada is a successful television writer whose best friend marries his ex-wife, and he plunges into melancholy. His increasing visits with his parents turn him into a zombie because they are actually ghosts.

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Summer Among the Zombies Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1989 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1989 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

1989 | 10 nominations including: Best Film

What are people saying?

  • animalcalls's rating of the film Summer Among the Zombies

    Tonally, it's akin to buckshot. Cataloging the different things this movie tries to be would be difficult, but the meat of it--a story about an adult man happening upon the ghosts of his long-dead parents, finally being able to bond with them--is emotionally resonant. Then again, there's a scene that leans heavy on creepy incestual overtones. There's also some body horror in there. (Also know as the Discarnates)