Zombie Chéri

After a zombie apocalypse befalls Paris, a mixed couple has to deal with new challenges as a different kind of mixed couple. Can their bond withstand this new dystopian world?

A French-Vietnamese woman lies asleep in her Paris flat and is all of a sudden startled awake. A topless and bloody male figure slowly shuffles across the bathroom floor, adjacent to the bedroom, while she stretches luxuriously across the white and bloodied, Egyptian cotton sheets and comforter. In the bathroom, the bloodied, Caucasian man is still dirty but wipes the steamed-up mirror, leaving us with a blurred view of his face.

Later, downstairs, both the man and woman are at the breakfast table preparing for their meal as if it were any other day – they are a couple, she’s still alive and he’s now a part of the undead, a zombie, to be more specific. Even though the man obviously didn’t bother to bathe, the woman still embraces him warmly, leaving traces of blood, dirt and stench all over her own body.

They walk arm-in-arm, down the street, as if on a leisurely stroll, while many other zombies shuffle and hover around them. If any of them come too close, her knight in dirty armor fends them off with a guttural attack. Once they reach her destination, safe and sound, she fixes his necktie and joins other living folks in a rundown delicatessen, while he goes off doing what zombies do. Can she and her living cohorts come up with a plan for long-term survival?

Cast & Crew

Writer, Director: Jérôme Genevray
Key Cast: Pio Marmaï, Linh Dan Pham, Julien Ratel, Eric Savin, Franck Victor
Executive Producer: Marie Legrand
Music: Emmanuel D’Orlando, Mark Daumail
Cinematographer: William O’Callaghan
Editor: Jérôme Genevray
Makeup: David Scherer
Sound: Nicolas Bourgeois, Vincent Cosson, Xavier Piroëlle
Camera, Electrical: Grégoire Darrasse, Aurélien Gabory

Ratings & Review

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A really fun mashup of romance and zombie apocalypse.
Very Good
About The Author
- Joon Shin has always been an advocate for independent films and is a Co-Founder & Partner for Content of Characters, Board Director for both Dosha Pops and In The Lights PR, and serves on the Board of Advisors for TriplAgent.