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Sci-Fi - Dystopian Future

What Happened to Monday (2017)

SevenSisters

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Director Tommy Wirkola
Writers/Script Max Botkin, Kerry Williamson
Starring Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck, Clara Read

Elevator Pitch: In a future where families are only allowed one child and a draconian organisation will remove and put to sleep any “extra”, a woman who dies in childbirth has seven identical female babies, and so their grandfather chooses to bring them up secretly and names them after the days of the week. Each of the sisters goes out of their secure apartment on their name day, and despite their personal differences it seems to work, until one day Monday does not come home and when Tuesday goes out to locate her she finds herself at risk.

Content: There is one quite graphic sex act accompanied by nudity.  When one of them, as a girl, sneaks off to skateboard and loses the top joint of her right index finger, all the other have to have the same joint chopped off by their grandfather. Thereafter we are mostly in the company of the young women as they follow the one who is outside on their computer systems. They exibit quite different characteristics, one being a geek, one obsessed with fitness, one glamorous etc. They frequently face the authorities who have DNA assigned firearms, and there are gunfights.

A View: You have to admire Noomi Rapace who seems to be willing to take anything on, here multiple personalities, one of them being required to have sex, apparently for the first time. And as one or two critics have pointed out there are plot holes, but surprisingly there are not many IMDb goofs. I wondered really why the child control agency need to be heavily armed and go about more like a SWAT team than a bunch of social workers, which they should have been. It’s not heavy stuff, so probably worth the cost of a download for those who like distopian future SF.

Additional info:  The film was bought by Netfix and so has had a negligible general release.

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