Four Lions

Christopher Morris

United Kingdom 2010, 94 min.

Fiction

Spoken language: English

Subtitles: Dutch

Festival year: 2011

Satirical comedy about four British suicide terrorists eager to make a grand Jihad gesture, but not exactly cut out for that kind of work. Film critic Kevin Toma believes this is as shocking and hilarious a movie about degenerated religious fanaticism can get.

Synopsis

Omar is a devoted Muslim who decides to make a powerful and ultimate statement against a sinful society. The team that Omar composes, however, is a bunch of simpletons with very unconventional and hilarious ideas: equipping birds with a bomb, a video message with hip hop influences and shelling the internet. The question is whether Omar and his partners with their half-hearted methods pose a real threat to the safety of their country, or only to themselves.
Director Christopher Morris fights terrorism with a very effective weapon: humor. The four failed terrorists undeniably tickle the audience’s funnybone. Four Lions shows us that apart from being ideologists, these suicide bombers have quite simply gone berzerk. 

Official website: http://www.four-lions.co.uk

Credits

Productions:

Film4

+44 2073964444

http://www.film4.com/

Dutch distribution:

Paradiso Filmed Entertainment

info@paradisofilms.nl

+31 206159222

www.paradisofilms.eu

World sales:

Film4

+44 2073964444

http://www.film4.com/

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