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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 ... 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]

Country:

UK | France | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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2.35 : 1
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In the opening credits several of the scenes of a city underwater are from 2005 hurricane Katrina. See more »

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When Dafoes' character is teaching math, he got the transformations of the equations on the whiteboard wrong. The second line does not follow from the first one. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Written by Petter Carlsen (as Peter A Carlsen) & Aleksander Kostopoulos
Performed by Pil & Bue
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Wow......
9 October 2017 | by s3276169See all my reviews

How often do I get to say "wow" when I see a movie? Let me tell you, rarely......

What Happened to Monday is really quite brilliant. It takes the serious real world issue of overpopulation and pits it against the intrinsic human imperative to protect its offspring.

The inevitable collision that takes place when the need to see the species thrive at the expense of the individual, is the starting point of this film.

What happens in between is a cleverly crafted mix of sci fi, masterful storytelling, well executed action with a emotional component that's genuinely touching.

Noomi Rapace of "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" fame hands in yet another show stopping performance, nimbly and ably playing multiple characters, seemingly with ease. That's not to dismiss the performance of other cast members. This is a collectively polished affair.

This is, for me, a "must see" and possibly even "see again" sci fi. Ten out of ten from me.


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