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This film was last shown on 20 November 2018

Four British Muslim men living in Sheffield decide to push their abstract dreams of terrorism into an ill-conceived plan of farcical proportions. The incompetent young men decide to wage Jihad by learning, and failing, to become suicide bombers. After a disastrous trial at a training camp and a really unfortunate crow, the misfits head off to the London Marathon in ridiculous costumes ready to bumble their way through their ridiculous plan.

In what could’ve been a terribly misunderstood film, it turned into an instant British classic full of quotable lines and what follows is a laugh out loud, witty black comedy full of explosive mischief. Four Lions is a right of viewing passage for any Sheffielder, both new and old. Be ready to spot all your favourite Sheffield locations.


Chris Morris
94 mins
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Wilson, Julia Davis, Kayvan Novak, Riz Ahmed


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