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Four Lions. Image shows from L to R: Barry (Nigel Lindsay), Omar (Riz Ahmed), Hassan (Arsher Ali), Waj (Kayvan Novak).

Four Lions

A film by Chris Morris mocking Islamic extremism and suicide bombers. It follows the exploits of four wannabe suicide bombers

Genre
Film
Released
2010
Starring
Riz Ahmed, Chris Wilson, Ian Hughes, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar, Benedict Cumberbatch and others
Writers
Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain and Simon Blackwell
Director
Chris Morris
Producers
Mark Herbert and Derrin Schlesinger

Four Lions follows the attempts of four wannabe suicide bombers from Sheffield who plan to achieve martyrdom.

The group have conflicting interests, priorities, and wildly differing intellects, not to mention different ideas of who and where they should target. Ultimately, these terrorists are hopeless!

Leader Omar is annoyed by the incompetent nature of the fellow members of his terror cell: overly keen and unthinking Islamic convert Barry; Faisal, a man who wears a box on his head because it against Islamic law to appear on camera; and Waj, who's as confused and impressionable as a puppy. Oh, and Hassan, an immature joker who Barry picked up at a debate about Muslims in Britain.

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