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Four Lions clip

FourLions.jpgFour Lions is Chris Morris' first big directorial outing, he's directed many of his own excellent television shows like The Day Today and Brass Eye, and he's written for television and film, but with Four Lions he's writing and directing this potentially controversial film.

Four Lions is a comedy looking at a group of British born jihadists who are trying to carry out their goal with disastrously comic results, to them that is.

Here's the blurb written for its Sundance outing of Four Lions:

Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots.

Personally I hold true to the camp of laughing at something is the greatest defence and form of therapy. Laugh at everything. My mother was the same and didn't want tears at her funeral, she wanted laughter, and that's something that holds true in my life. Laugh in the face of adversity, laugh at the darkest of moments, and laugh in the face of terror. In fact laugh at it.

So I really enjoyed this clip and I did laugh out loud at it. What I hope is that you do too and see the comedy of it, for Chris Morris is a genius of comedy, and his previous shows are just hilarious and cutting.

Here's the clip I caught from The Register:





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