In an overpopulated future, seven identical sisters named after the days of the week spend one day each outside, striving to survive in a world where siblings aren't allowed.
The weeks go. The years go. Time goes and they grow up, learning the hard way how they must live, and then Monday disappears.
The next day Tuesday disappears. One by one the days go out, and what started as a mystery soon turns into a panic, a search for clues, and Monday, as they fight to make it just one more day.
It's a sad story, and scary in how close to reality it could be, but I'm not convinced with Noomi Rapace's acting. She does as good a job as anyone could playing seven different people I suppose, but maybe the emotions don't always come across as well as they could when she's facing open air - either constantly playing against herself or a double, and moving between roles in each scene.
Don't get me wrong: it was a great movie, and I doubt anyone else would've been much better. Seven might just be a bit much, and the filming might have been a bit too direct as to make sure you really face each one of them head-on; see their differences.
It's a clever sci-fi scenario that doesn't reveal things too fast, and the many deaths are a refreshingly sad break in an otherwise predictable ascendance. Willem Dafoe is great as always too. As are the rest.
I hope the future won't be anything like this, but the way we're living maybe this could wake some of us up. I hope it does, because problems don't solve themselves. Either we intervene or someone else will.
And that might not be much fun for anyone.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle