WRITTEN by Peep Show pen team Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong and directed by cult satirist Chris Morris (Brass Eye, Nathan Barley), Four Lions is the latest British political comedy that is as tasteless as it is timely.
Following four Islamic terrorists from the north of England, Morris’s film depicts the transition of a group of young Muslim men from boisterous radicals to would-be suicide bombers.
This being Chris Morris, the jokes are razor-sharp and wryly tongue-in-cheek, as two of the men embark on an ultimately calamitous covert mission to Pakistan to train as bombers, while the other two recruit a fifth member and go about plotting their own martyrdom.
Harbour Lights has a Q&A with director Chris Morris at the film’s showing tomorrow at 6.10pm.
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