Plot: Due to overpopulation, each family are only allowed, one child. If they have more, then that child, will be executed. However, Identical Septuplets have survived for so long with and have been kept safe for many years but that safety is about to be put to the test.
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Marwan Kenzari.
Absolutely brilliant! The concept is really exciting and unfolds really well on screen. There are seven sisters so their grandfather calls them the names of the week. From Monday to Sunday. Each of them goes outside on their day of the week under the identification of their dead mother. It’s not really the best way to live but it works. If one of them hurts themselves then they all must have the same injury.
The film tells the story as the seven sisters are grown women but then takes us back to when they were children to give us a backstory and how they have survived for so long without being executed. As they were younger, one of the girls sneaks out with her skateboard and ends up in an accident. The end of her fore finger comes off so the grandad has to cut off all of the other sisters’ fore fingers so that they’re all matching. As they go out as the same person every day, they have to look identical. Including exactly the same clothing and hair and number of limbs.
This is probably one of my favourite sci-fi movies ever. It’s two hours long but I wanted it to last longer. I loved the story and each of the sisters brought something to the team. Monday suddenly disappears so naturally, the other sisters are worried and investigate what has happened to her. This is when everything explodes in their faces. Will they all survive?
The ending is really shocking but satisfying. It’s a great ending. Every minute of this film is exciting and entertaining. Noomi Rapace is extraordinary. I hope you like Rapace because you can’t get enough of her in this movie.
Undeniably entertaining, a thrilling rollercoaster ride!