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Four Lions

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Four Lions

Certificate
15 Certificate
Title
97 Mins
Released
2010
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Packshot of Four Lions
Certificate
15 Certificate
Released
2010
Duration
97 Mins

Four wannabe jihadis are caught in spiral of ideology, squabbles and lethal errors. Omar wants to bring havoc to the UK, Barry wants to bring on Armageddon by bombing a mosque. When Barry is sent home in disgrace from training camp, Omar takes on the mission. Soon Omar finds himself hurtling towards the London Marathon in a van full of explosives, fancy dress costumes and a cell of berks who want to strike a blow for the cause, but can’t strike a match without punching themselves in the face. Contains frequent strong language, sex references and comic violence.

Cast & Connections

Director

  • Chris Morris

Screen Writers

  • Chris Morris and
  • Jesse Armstrong

Cast

  • Riz Ahmed,
  • Arsher Ali,
  • Nigel Lindsay,
  • Kayvan Novak and
  • Adeel Akhtar

Box Office

U.K.
£2.93 million
U.S.
$0.31 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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Is he a martyr or is he a Jalfrezi?

Did you know?

  • This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Director Chris Morris reportedly spent three years researching this project. He spoke to terrorism experts, the police and Muslims.
  • Director Chris Morris wrote, directed and produced the comedy TV series Brass Eye and The Day Today.
  • Co-writers Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain co-wrote the TV show Peep Show.
  • Kayvan Novak, who plays Waj, also starred in the TV series Fonejacker.

Film Awards

  • BAFTA Awards won 1

    • 2011 Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer - Chris Morris
  • BAFTA Awards nominated 2

    • 2011 Outstanding British Film - Chris Morris, Derrin Schlesinger, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Mark Herbert
    • 2011 Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer - Chris Morris

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