Whatever Happened to Monday — U.S. Trailer

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added: Mon, Jul 31st '17

Set in a dystopian future where overpopulation has caused the government to limit families to one child per household, Swedish star Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, Dragon Tattoo Trilogy) portrays seven identical sisters who are forced to live in total secrecy in the new trailer for the Netflix sci-fi thriller "Whatever Happened to Monday."

Directed by Norwegian action horror helmer Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), the upcoming movie pushes Rapace's acting abilities as she plays seven identical, yet characteristically different septuplets who must assume the single identity of Karen Settman. (Think "Orphan Black" Meets "Gattaca").

While living with the constant fear of being arrested, the seven sisters (each named after each seven days) have adopted a unique system of surviving: they can only leave their house one at a time with each only leaving one day of the week. Hence: Monday can only go outside on Mondays. Tuesday can only go outside on Tuesdays -- and so on.

But when Monday doesn't return home after work, it sends a shock wave through the whole family. Now fearing authorities have captured her, Monday's sisters make the dangerous choice to search for her in the outside world, where they will be more vulnerable than ever.

Co-starring Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, and Christian Rubeck, "Whatever Happened to Monday" (which is known internationally as "Seven Sisters") will premiere on Netflix on Friday, August 18th.

synopsis:
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.

 

directed by   Tommy Wirkola

starring   Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Christian Rubeck

release date   August 18, 2017 (on Netflix)

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