If you’re a fan of Noomi Rapace then you’re most likely going to love new sci-fi thriller Seven Sisters, as there are seven of her in it.
She’s one of – hang on, she’s ALL of – a set of identical septuplets, named Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Which probably makes more sense than Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy, for who knows a kid’s personality when they’ve just been born? Honestly, these fairy tales. Utter bollocks!
Sorry, it’s Monday morning.
Anyway, the Seven Noomis are born in a world (say that in trailer guy voice for full effect) where, due to rampant population explosion and subsequent famine, families are limited to having only one child by the government. Any others are, well, put into a deep sleep. Their grandfather – Terrence Settman (Willem Dafoe) – is having none of this, and secretes the girls away, hatching an elaborate system whereby each child gets one day a week outside in the big wide world to be ‘Karen Settman’. You can likely guess which girl gets what day.
This works for years, until the girls grow into women (who, of course, look very much like Noomi Rapace) and Monday goes missing one day…
Also starring Robert Wagner, and Glenn Close as the creepy head of the Birth Control Board, Seven Sisters was originally titled What Happened to Monday?, until somebody at the film company totally blanded out.
Tommy Wirkola directs, the same guy who gave us a different fairy tale flick, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and also the Nazi zombie comedy splatterfest rampage Dead Snow and its sequel, Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead.
Hey, we got all this way and didn’t mention Orphan Black, too!
We don’t have an Aussie release date for Seven Sisters as yet, but here’s a trailer. It’s only been let loose in Europe so far, hence the subtitles…