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

Four Lions

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, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar, Arsher Ali, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Davis, Craig Parkinson and others
Writers
Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain
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.

Production Details

UK certificate
15
Duration
101 minutes
Release date
Friday 7th May 2010
Premiere
23rd January 2010, Sundance Film Festival
Box office
£2,300,000
Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Monday 7th October 2019 at 10:50pm on Film4

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