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What Happened to Monday (2017)

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In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

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Tommy Wirkola
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noomi Rapace ... The Settman Siblings
Glenn Close ... Nicolette Cayman
Willem Dafoe ... Terrence Settman
Marwan Kenzari ... Adrian Knowles
Christian Rubeck ... Joe
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Jerry
Tomiwa Edun ... Eddie
Cassie Clare ... Zaquia
Cameron Jack ... Dutch
Clara Read Clara Read ... The Young Settman Siblings
Kirsty Averton Kirsty Averton ... Mia
Lucy Pearson Lucy Pearson ... Vicky
Nadiv Molcho ... Young Doctor
Elijah Ungvary ... Erickson (as Elijah Ungvery)
Vegar Hoel ... Enforcer Team Leader
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Storyline

In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (all of them portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Seven Sisters. One Identity.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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UK | France | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Happened to Monday See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Shot entirely in Romania. See more »

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When the little girl who they show go up in flames in the chamber, when the air starts to blow on her face before the fire starts, she visibly reacts to the wind blowing at her by wincing, even though her character was unconscious. See more »

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Reporter: In the last 50 years we've doubled our population, tripled the amount of food and water we use, and we have quadrupled the use of fossil fuels. Every four days there's a million more people on the planet. How is the world going to cope with this explosion in population.
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.134 (2017) See more »

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An average film that had potential to be a lot better
12 September 2017 | by alindsay-alSee all my reviews

This film just arrived on Netflix and I found the premise quite interesting so I gave it a watch and it is really quite bland. The premise of the film sees a family of seven identical daughters going about there lives in a world where being a sibling is illegal. When one day one of them doesn't return home. Noomi rapace plays the lead 7 roles in this film, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and she does a great job in these roles. She gives different characteristics to the different characters and you can see there different personalities shine to make them distinguishable. Willem Dafoe is in this film in flashbacks as the girls grandad and he is also really good in the film even though he isn't in the film that much overall. Glen close plays a corporate person in this film and I found her character very flat and bland which is disappointing because with more screen time and better writing I feel like she could have been an interesting character. I also found the love interest security guard was a waste of a character that was unnecessary. The story has interesting potential but I feel like this film misses it. I liked the relationships between the sisters but I feel like the film misses the boat when it comes to its wider more complex themes. The script is very forgettable though, the humour is non existent and the drama does feel cliché and falls flat. The style of the film has some decent action scenes in it that actually were pretty hard hitting. But I found the films pacing a bit messy with them breezing over things a bit too quickly for my liking. Overall this is an average film that hasn't got anything that special in it.


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