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The Day Shall Come Unclassified 18+

Once again filtering today’s bleak political reality through a scathingly satirical lens, provocateur Chris Morris (Four Lions, MIFF 2010) takes inspiration from a hundred true stories with this Anna Kendrick-starring counterterrorism farce.

Where the inimitable British comedian’s hilariously incendiary big-screen debut found the funny side of jihad, his long-awaited The Day Shall Come (written with Four Lions co-writer Jesse Armstrong, who is also known for TV series The Thick of It, Peep Show and Succession) examines another aspect of the war on terror: the aspiring revolutionaries radicalised not by anti-Western rhetoric, but by screw-turning law enforcement officers willing to weaponise, incentivise and mobilise potential terrorists, then claim their capture as a victory.

Miami resident Moses (electrifying newcomer Marchánt Davis) is one such target, with enthusiastic FBI agent Kendra putting him firmly in her sights. But the impoverished preacher is no mere patsy, as Morris explores in a fittingly raucous, astute and absurd black comedy.

“One hell of a film. Sizzles with an electric humour … and aims right for the solar plexus with a punch fuelled with righteous frustration and anger.” – Vanyaland

Tickets

2281
Tue 06 Aug 6:15 pm [2281]
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
1381
Thu 08 Aug 6:30 pm [1381]
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access
Past event
5461
Sat 10 Aug 11:15 am [5461]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium
Past event
5911
Sun 18 Aug 4:00 pm [5911]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

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Key Cast
Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Denis O'Hare, Marchánt Davis
Director
Chris Morris
Producers
Anne Carey, Chris Morris, Derrin Schlesinger, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning
Screenwriters
Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong
Cinematographer
Marcel Zyskind
Composer
Chris Morris, Jonathan Whitehead, Sebastian Rochford
Editor
Billy Sneddon
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Transmission Films

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