What Happened to Monday – Septuplets action
Release Date in South Africa Theatres – 18 October 2017 | On Netflix – 18 August 2017
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.
We’ve come a long way since Multiplicity and other twin-style movies. The split screen and computer aided work are very convincing. Noomi plays off of her duplicates very well and gives each her own personality and style.
Beyond that, Noomi really shows her ability to rise to the level of a true action star. (As if I had any doubts about the star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
In the world of the future, a one child only policy is made and all siblings after the first child are sentenced to be frozen in cryostasis in the hopes they can be thawed out in the future that has been made less overpopulated. It’s thought that the children might have horrible nightmares that last hundreds of years in their cryonic state.
Because of certain biological contaminations, it’s become more common for people to have more than one child at a time, so when seven girls are born — all identical, instead of subjecting six to cryo-freeze, a man sets out a plan for each to take on the identity of one person — to share a life between the seven.
There are hardships endured in only being able to leave the home one day per week — and even then, only to play a role of a person that must be consistent from one day to the next as siblings switch out the responsibility of work, shopping, and possibly having a love life. They can not trust anyone to know their secret, so no one can get too close.
One day, things go very bad when one goes missing… and then secrets starts to unfold under a dictatorship government that would do anything to prove it’s superiority above every citizen.
We enjoyed Noomi Repace’s every character role and an all time star feature despite the limitation in the script. It has a beautiful cast , awesome CGI and all balanced action scenes. It really would not win an Academy award but will win more fans for Noomi and would be a good watch for friends and families, definitely, a must watch.
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