Film Review: What Happened to Monday?

Film Review: What Happened to Monday?

IN a not so distant future, 2073, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, a group of identical septuplets (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.

With an original plot and with some cool sci-fi elements/ideas in it, the multi=part performance concept has been taken to a new and higher level.

Keep a look out for Hart to Hart star Robert Wagner in his latest role at the age of 87.

What Happened to Monday is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirkola, of the films Kill Buljo: The Movie, Dead Snow 1 & 2, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters previously.

The screenplay is written by Kerry Williamson and Max Botkin.

Netflix will release Wirkola’s What Happened to Monday? streaming exclusively starting August 18.