In this weekly film series, IWP writers present a movie of their choice. This week Shandana Minhas (Pakistan) will presentThe Four Lions and Roland Rugero (Burundi) will present some shorts from his country. A handful of young men set out to take on the decadent West but are more of a threat to themselves than anyone else in this black comedy. Omar is a devout Muslim living in the United Kingdom who has decided to form a terrorist cell to bring forth a jihad against a culture he believes is dominated by the sinful and ignorant. However, Omar isn't much of leader, and he's assembled an unimpressive team of fellow terrorists.
Directed by Chris Morris, UK, 2011, 97 min. Premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.