“In the last 50 years we’ve doubled our population. In four days there’s a million more people on the planet, it is the biggest crisis in human history.” In ‘What Happened to Monday’ the year is 2073 and the Earth is overpopulated and famine has forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy.
“How do you plan on hiding this?” “I’ll manage.” “Have you thought about names?” “There’s Seven, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.” 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.
“Starting tomorrow you will each get to go outside on the day that is your name. But outside of these walls you will all take on the singular identity of Karen Settleman. And wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, you can never tell a soul that you’re a sibling.” 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. Though the secret remains intact for years, everything collapses on the day that Monday mysteriously disappears.
“We have to keep this localized. Do not underestimate Settleman’s.” Together they will survive. Formerly known as “What Happened To Monday?“ ‘What Happened to Monday’ is directed by Tommy Wirkola, written by Max Botkin and Kerry Williamson co-starring Willem Dafoe and Glenn Close. The film premieres on Netflix August 18, 2017.
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