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.
Seven Sisters. One Identity.
Did You Know?
The main characters named after the days of the week share the identity of Karen Settman. In Italian "week" is "settimana". This hasn't been directly acknowledged but could be a subtle joke. See more
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
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.
Written by Petter Carlsen
(as Peter A Carlsen) & Aleksander Kostopoulos
Performed by Pil & Bue
Courtesy of Name Music See more