Drafthouse Films have released the trailer for the upcoming US release of Chris Morris’ comedy Four Lions. The film has already been a critical success in the UK and on the festival circuit. Drafthouse Films, which is the new distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse, has chosen the flick as their first release and it looks like they have chosen wisely. The story of a group of wannabe terrorists may not immediately seem like comedy gold, but this is a solid trailer that should get you interested in the movie.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Four Lions opens in limited release on November 5th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Four Lions:
Chris Morris’ Four Lions is a whip-smart, laugh-out-loud comedy that illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. Four Lions proves that while terrorism may be about ideology, it’s also about idiots. In a British city, four men have a secret plan. Omar (Riz Ahmed) is disillusioned about the treatment of muslims around the world and is determined to become a soldier. This is the most exciting idea Waj (Kayvan Novak) has ever heard. Better still it’s a no brainer because Omar does his thinking for him. Opposed to Omar and everyone else on earth is the white islamic convert Barry (Nigel Lindsay). He’d realize he joined the cell to channel his nihilism – if he had half the self knowledge of a duck. Faisal (Adeel Akhtar) is the odd man out. He can make a bomb – but he can’t blow himself up just now coz his sick dad has “started eating newspaper”. Instead he’s training crows to fly bombs through windows. This is what Omar has to deal with. They must strike a decisive blow on their own turf but can any of them strike a match without punching himself in the face?